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The Man Who Talks with Wolves


In the wilderness of northern Quebec, Michel and Louise Pageau have devoted their lives to caring for injured wild animals, and later returning them to their natural habitat. But some animals simply cannot make it in the wild any more. So the Pageaus have opened a shelter - the Pageau Refuge - for animals that cannot be released.


Michel Pageau has been interested in animals since childhood. A former trapper and hunter, he has a gift for making contact with wild creatures. Pageau feels a particular connection with wolves - and for several years he has maintained a friendship with a number of them, based on mutual trust. Their level of communication is astonishing. When Michel calls, the wolves respond. At one point in The Man Who Talks with Wolves Michel is distressed because their rapport seems to have broken down. Tché-Tché, the head of the pack, will not let him approach. Can Michel rebuild their relationship?

In simple yet vivid language, Michel shares his passion for wolves, inviting us to marvel at the animal world. He speaks of the unpredictability of the two large bears Moukou and Joseph, of the unusual behaviour of Ti-Buck the moose during mating season, and of the domestic nature of Chat the lynx, who fixes us with a piercing gaze. Meanwhile, Louise nurses her friends - beavers and skunks - back to health. An engaging pair, Louise and Michel deal daily with the uncertainty of life and death. Despite setbacks, they remain committed to their mission: caring for and - most importantly - releasing their charges.

With stunning images and poetic narration, The Man Who Talks with Wolves sensitively explores the deep rapport this couple has established with nature. The film takes us into a mysterious world where the line between human and beast becomes blurred, inviting us to reflect on our relationship with animals.

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