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Sunny and the elephant

Sunny and the elephant

A Feature film by Frédéric Lepage

Produced by MC4

Release in France : 24/12/2008

    Synopsis

    Sunny and the Elephant takes place in the virgin forests in Northern Thailand. Sunny, a teenager, dreams of becoming an elephant driver, but Boon, his elderly master, refuses to give him a chance. Added to which, the mechanization of the timber industry obliges the elephant drivers and their elephants to leave the forests. All that’s left for them to do is to go to Bangkok. There, they live off begging from tourists who feel sorry for these elephants left to wander in the urban jungle.

    Fortunately, Nicholas, a young European veterinarian, volunteers to take Boon, his family and Dara back to the forests so that they, along with other elephant drivers and elephants, can become forest wardens. Together, Dara, Boon and Sunny must shape their own destinies. Dara, a domesticated elephant, must readapt to being in the wild. Boon must overcome his prejudices and accept to transmit the secrets of his ancestors to Sunny, while, most importantly, the teenager must become capable of forming a team with Dara, and of confronting the jungle.
    ts so that they, along with other elephant drivers and elephants, can become forest wardens. Together, Dara, Boon and Sunny must shape their own destinies. Dara, a domesticated elephant, must readapt to being in the wild. Boon must overcome his prejudices and accept to transmit the secrets of his ancestors to Sunny, while, most importantly, the teenager must become capable of forming a team with Dara, and of confronting the jungle.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    MC4

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    STUDIOCANAL

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Pierre Bailly

    Director of Photography :

    Patrick Blossier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Music Composer :

    Joe Hisaishi

    Screenwriters :

    Frédéric Lepage, Olivier Horlait

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Curvelier

    Production Designer :

    Yves Brover

    Costume designer :

    Adelaïde Gosselin

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Production language :

    English

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2007

    French release :

    24/12/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    116.376

    Visa issue date :

    07/10/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Rating restrictions :

    None