Wolf Summer (2003)

Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - Norway  |  
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A child is rescued by an animal that would normally see her as a snack rather than a friend in this family-friendly adventure. Cicilie (Line Verndal) has been trying to put her life back together after the unexpected death of her husband, which unfortunately hasn't given her much time to spend with her 12-year-old daughter, Kim (Julia Boracco Braaten). Kim, by her nature a self-reliant girl, is mostly bemused by her mother's new social life, and is hardly surprised when Cicilie announces that she'll be going on a vacation with her new boyfriend, and Kim will spend the time at a kid's mountain-climbing camp. When a climb is called off at the last minute, Kim decides to scale the peak on her own, but she suffers a nasty spill and is left to her own devices to make her way back to base camp. However, Kim is befriended by a mother wolf, which looks after her as one of her own. Once Kim is up and around again, she finds herself in a position to return the favor when a pack of hunters sets out after her wolfen benefactors. While Wolf Summer (aka Ulvesommer) was made by a Norwegian cast and production crew, most of the film was shot in the United States to take advantage of American animal trainers who made it possible to use real wolves in the picture.