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The Wolfpack 2015 15

80 mins USA Director. Crystal Moselle

In 2010 filmmaker Crystal Moselle befriended a group of six strange-looking brothers, taken to wandering Manhattan as a group, all wearing the same sunglasses and waist-long hair. As Moselle chatted more with them she unearthed their incredible story: that they’d been incarcerated in their father’s apartment for most of their lives until recently defying his orders and emerging unto the world.

With their limited social vocabulary almost entirely gleaned from watching movies – their only outlet to the outside world – the Angulo brothers make for fascinating, charming and endlessly watchable documentary subjects.

Despite the disturbing nature of their upbringing, The Wolfpack is a life-affirming story of humanity’s essential longing for freedom. And it’s also an unlikely testament to the language of cinema as a unifying social bond.

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Directed by

Crystal Moselle

Genres

Documentary

Collection

Best Films of 2015 The Female Gaze Closed Captions

Certificate

15 Contains strong language

Released

2015

Country

USA

Language

English

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