SKU 5518

THE FEROCIOUS ONE (1974) * with switchable English subtitles *

Tolomush Okeev Writers: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Eduard Tropinin (as E. Tropinin) Stars: Kambar Valiyev, Suymenkul Chokmorov, Aliman Zhankorozova

"What he becomes depends mostly on you. Kindness wins over." So says a grandmother to the boy Kurmash about the wolf cub he's saved from death at the hands of his uncle. Will Kurmash's kindness compensate for the cruelty of his uncle? And is the uncle really cruel, or just trying to toughen up his orphaned nephew for a hard life ahead? The boy bonds with his adopted wolf, Kokserek; the uncle remains dubious, although he acknowledges that Kokserek could be "a watchdog for us and a wolf for others." A missing flock of sheep, the honest "criminal" Khasen, Kurmash, his grandmother, and uncle - the paths of all of these intersect - along with those of Kokserek and his lupine brethren. The outcome is far from certain. Khasen's parting words echo across the steppe - "You cannot fight evil with evil."

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 92 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

NOTE:  There are scenes of animal cruelty in this film.

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