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  • Director

    Sam Hobkinson

  • Run Time

    90 mins

  • Release Year

    2021

  • Country of Origin

    BelgiumUK

  • Certificate

    12A - Contains images of real violence and dead bodies, sexual violence references.

  • Language

    English; French

  • Format

    Digital

Misha and the Wolves

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A Holocaust memoir published in the 1990s stunned the world: it told the incredible survival story of Misha Defonseca, a young Belgian-Jewish girl who, following the deportation of her parents, decided to walk to Germany to look for them. With just a few supplies and a compass, she navigated in the frozen woods, helped by a pack of wolves.

The book’s huge success prompted not only numerous TV appearances and a film adaptation but also the growing suspicion of an American publisher with whom Defonseca had had a fallout. The tangled web of deception the publisher subsequently exposed brought to light a bizarre hoax – and our full readiness to fall for it. This gripping, thought-provoking documentary proves, yet again, that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
 



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