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The Boy who wanted to be a Bear

The Boy who wanted to be a Bear

A Feature film by Jannik Hastrup

Produced by Les Armateurs

Release in France : 18/12/2002

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Executive Producer :

Les Armateurs

Foreign production companies :

AnimagicNet AS, Dansk Tegnefilm

French distribution :

Gebeka Films

Co-productions :

Carrere Group, France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

FTD International Cinéma

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A new-born boy, kidnapped from an Eskimo couple by a bear whose partner is inconsolable after the death of her offspring, is raised like a cub by his new "parents". The film tells the story of this child who becomes a bear, only to become human again after a journey of discovery across the Great North. L'enfant qui voulait être un ours is a simple, poetic story that awakens in all of us both the longing for distant adventure and forgotten childhood fears.

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Full credits (8)

Author of original work :

Bent Haller

Sound Recordist :

Niels Arild

Production Designer :

Bigita Faber

Special Effects :

Mathieu Renoux, Grégory Couturier

Technical details

Feature film

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Animated film

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Coproducer countries :

Denmark, France

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Nationality :

Minority French (Denmark, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 15 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SR