Among Wolves


Sierra Morena, Córdoba 1954. Marquitos is sold by his father, at the age of seven, to work with a goatherd in the Valley of Silence. A few months after being with him, the goatherd dies and Marquitos survives with a pack of wolves to become the alpha male.

1967, At the age of 20 the young Marcos is fully adapted to live in the nature together with his friends “Lobito”, the ferret “Minero” and all the exuberant nature of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Cardeña and Montoro. A film based on a true story.


Director: Gerardo Olivares
Cast: Juan José Ballesta, Sancho Gracia, Manuel Ángel Camacho, Vicente Romero, Carlos Bardem, Alex Brendemühl,  Luisa Martín, Agustín Rodríguez, Antonio Dechent, José Chavés
Production: Wanda Visión y Arakao Films en Coproducción con Sophisticated Films.

Route for a day

Words of the Director...


“The film is a love story between a child and nature, because when Marcos is left with the pastor in the middle of the sierra, he discovers happiness. Until that moment he lives in an environment of misery and violence because of his stepmother. When the shepherd disappears two years later and he is left by his own in the mountains, he creates his own family with the wolves, a fox and with the rest of the animals.”

Gerardo Olivares

Movie Locations
Yeguas River Valley

In the middle stretch of the Yeguas River, its course gets fit into the granite mass of the Pedroches valley, carving a valley of steep walls with large granite boulders. It is a...


Surrounded by countless meadows replete with holm oaks, its entire surface is located in the natural region of Sierra Morena, in the division of Los Pedroches. Its streets are...


If you enter the Nature Reserve of Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro from the north, you will find the town of Azuel, dependent on the City Council of Cardeña. It is a beautiful...

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Gerardo Olivares had no doubts about protagonist had to be a child from the area since the very beginning .  More than 200 children showed up at the casting, but the director knew for sure that it would be Manuel Camacho as soon as he saw him in the casting room.
The main challenge of 'among Wolves' was shooting with animals, especially with wolves. The first difficulty was finding them, for this, Gerardo Olivares had the help of Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha, the only Spanish-born filmmaker working for National Geographic or the BBC.
Among Wolves is a film based on the real story of Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja, born in the heart of Sierra Morena. He was seven years old when he was handed over by his father to a goatherd to take care of the herd in a lost valley of the Sierra Morena.