The Maiden and the Wolves (La jeune fille et les loups) 16 years old

The Maiden and the Wolves

Not long before World War I, in a French Alpine town near the Italian border, a pack of slaughtered wolves is delivered to local taxidermist Leon (Patrick Chesnais). A surviving black cub comes down from the mountains looking for his family, and is saved from discovery and certain death by Leon’s young daughter Angele, who releases him back into the wild. The Great War comes and goes, making local foundry owners the Garcins rich. Family patriarch Albert Garcin (Michel Galabru), who happens to be Angele’s godfather, has given a free lifetime’s lease of a shack in the hills to a gypsy woman (played in flashbacks by Elisa Tovati in which she’s seen, literally, having dances with wolves on stage). Her son Guiseppe (Stefano Accorsi), who appears to be slightly mentally handicapped, guards the wolves he’s befriended up there, especially the black pack leader he calls Carbone.


The Maiden and the Wolves Cast

Name Character
Laetitia Casta She was 29, now 45 years old as Angèle
Patrick Chesnais He was 60, now 76 years old as Léon Amblard
Stefano Accorsi He was 36, now 52 years old as Giuseppe
Jean-Paul Rouve He was 41, now 57 years old as Émile Garcin
Miglen Mirtchev He was 55, now 71 years old as Zhormov

The Maiden and the Wolves Crew

Name Department
Gilles Legrand as Director. He was 49 (now 65) years old Directing
The Maiden and the Wolves poster
The Maiden and the Wolves (16 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
  • Runtime: 110 minutes