French director Annaud 'touched' to make key Chinese film

February 3, 2015 11:06 AM

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French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, who fell out of favor in China after portraying Chinese troops invading Tibet, said he had "incredible freedom" to turn best-selling book "Wolf Totem" into a movie at the invitation of Chinese producers.

Annaud said he did not yield to censors' requests to alter scenes but made the film as he wanted to in China, where movies need approval from government regulators.

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