France can produce either great movies or terrible ones. This one goes to the great movie category that France had produce. In this article, I am going to write about the French movie “Le Chant du Loup” or translated into English would gives “The Wolf’s Call”.

It is an action movie about the french navy, more exactly about french submarines. You have a five stars actors cast for this movie with François Civil, the famous Omar Sy (who played in Untouchable), Mathieu Kassovitz, Reda Kateb and Paula Beer.

The cast movie

Here’s the trailer:

For the story, the movie director Antonin Baudry was his first time  and had not whatsoever any experiences in the movie industry. He succeeded to take you in a two hours stressful movie.

The filming sessions in the submarine were shot at the same scale, in a submarine model. This was a constraint for the film crew but it gave the viewer a sense of being inside the submarine. All the actors had to learn about the specific and technical vocabulary about the maritime navigation and the protocols. Wolf sound refers to the sound of a sonar plunging and locating the position of your submarine. When the golden ear detects this sound, it is the beginning of the end.


In the movie, Chantereine (François Civil) is a young man with a talent for maritime sounds. He analyzes them, decodes them, interprets them. On board in a submarine of the French fleet, its role is crucial: the golden ear defines whether there is danger or not. During one mission he cannot recognize one particular sound that put his crew in danger and try later on to solve it.

I would highly recommend watching this movie. From all the last french movie this one is being apart and you will hold your breath for a good part of the film.

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