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Little Tom Thumb

Little Tom Thumb

A Feature film by Olivier Dahan

Produced by La Chauve-Souris

Release in France : 17/10/2001

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Actors (23)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

La Chauve-Souris

Film exports/foreign sales :

Wild Bunch

Co-productions :

StudioCanal, France 3 Cinéma

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

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Synopsis

Somewhere in Europe at the end of the 16th century… Poucet, the last-born to a peasant family, is a scrawny, unloved child. A punching-bag for his brothers, his distress is often cause for mockery. Times are hard, war devastates the region. A marauding band of soldiers pillages the family farm.
Famine drives Poucet’s parents to abandon their children.
Left to their own devices in an enormous forest, the children fight with wolves, and then with the soldiers, lead by the horrible Captain-Iron-Leg. But, most of all, they must confront the beast who haunts Poucet’s nightmares: the Ogre, child-eater. Held prisoner, the children escape from the monster’s den with the help of one his daughters.
Demonstrating heroic courage, Poucet steals the monster’s magic boots and puts an end to the war by becoming the king’s messenger. This journey of initiation, coupled with an exciting adventure, sees Poucet win the respect of his family by overcoming his fears.

Full credits (22)

Executive Producer :

Éric Névé

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Agnès Fustier, Olivier Dahan

Director of Photography :

Alex Lamarque

Sound Assistant :

Yves Levêque

Camera operators :

Stéfan Garcia de la Chica, Alex Lamarque, Olivier Dahan

Press Attachés (film) :

Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

Sound Editor :

Pascal Villard

Production Designer :

Michel Barthélémy

Costume designer :

Gigi Lepage

Sound Mixer :

Jean-Paul Hurier

Still Photographer :

Catherine Cabrol

Assistant directors :

Ivan Fegyveres, Mathias Honoré

Screenwriter :

Olivier Dahan

Sound recordists :

Marc-Antoine Beldent, Jérôme Wiciak

Assistant Operators :

Axel Cosnefroy, Thomas Ozoux, Martin de Chabaneix, Pierre Chevrin, Vincent Plaidy

Production manager :

Catherine Lapoujade

Editor :

Juliette Welfling

Continuity supervisor :

Pascale Guilbaud

Music Composer :

Joe Hisaishi

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

Narrator :

Michel Duchaussoy

Location Manager :

Olivier Lagny

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Fairy tale

Themes :

Childhood

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

2000

French release :

17/10/2001

Runtime :

1 h 30 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

97.136

Visa issue date :

20/09/2001

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

Dolby SRD