The Wild Child (French: L'Enfant sauvage, released in the United Kingdom as The Wild Boy) is a 1970 French film by director Francois Truffaut. Featuring Jean-Pierre Cargol, Francois Truffaut, Francoise Seigner and Jean Daste, it tells the story of a child who spent the first eleven or twelve years of his life with little or no human contact. It is based on the true events regarding the child Victor of Aveyron, reported by Jean Marc Gaspard Itard. The film sold nearly 1.5 million tickets in France.
Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film a positive review and discussed the film's theme as one of Truffaut's favorites.