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Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

Wolf Totem and French kisses with wolves: an interview

September 19, 2015 – 7:44 am |

French director Jean-Jacques Annaud talks about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing a wolf and wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and more in an exclusive interview with Wanda Hennig in Durban.

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