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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


    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.

    Production and distribution (5)

    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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    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