The Wolf Family
Neighbours from Hell?
The film tells the story of a special wolf family living in an unusual place. The pack belonging to the male Leo has taken up residence at the Munster-Nord military training ground in Lower Saxony. Here they live in the wild – together with deer, wild boar, magpies and from time to time a Bundeswehr tank. Some of the members of Leo’s family were finally declared “problem wolves”, and one male wolf was actually shot. The animals had approached people walking in the area – probably because other walkers had previously fed them. A film about new neighbours – and how we cope with them.
For WDR, in association with ARTE
Written and directed by: Herbert Ostwald, Sebastian Koerner // Camera: Sebastian Koerner // Additional footage: Erik Sick, Roland Gockel // Film editor: Maximilian Narkovic // Maps: Andreas Hougardy // Music: Stefan Döring // Soundmix: Alexander Weuffen // Commentary: Simon Roden // Production assistant: Laura Bleifuß // Production manager: Katja Sträter // Producer: Thomas Weidenbach // Commissioning editor: Gabriele Conze // A Production by LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion GmbH
Running time: 52 / 45 min, 30 min, in HD