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Bear's Kiss

A Feature film by Sergueï Bodrov

Release in France : 31/12/2003


    Lola is a lonely fourteen-year-old girl who has grown up with traveling performers. She and her mother, Carmen, perform a trapeze act together. When the Fortunato Circus Troupe, with whom she wanders from city to city and country to country, stops at an animal fair, Lola is entranced by a bear cub alone in a cage. The animal was left to die when its mother was killed by a hunter in the Siberian taiga. Lola begs her stepfather to buy it for her. From then on, she concentrates all her affection on her bear cub, which she names Misha, and discovers that her attachment to the animal can become as strong as the love she could devote to a man. Indeed, one morning upon waking, she’ll discover the power of this strange relationship.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-productions :

    Pyramide Productions, Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Tornasol Films, Pandora Film, Alia Film

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriters :

    Sergueï Bodrov, Carolyn Cavallero

    Director of Photography :

    Xavier Pérez Grobet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Bruno Barde

    Production Designer :

    Bernd Lepel

    Costume designer :

    Karin Lohr

    Co-producer :

    Fabienne Vonier

    Sound Recordist :

    Sigurdur Sigurdsson

    Editor :

    Mette Zeruneith

    Music Composers :

    Giya Kancheli, Sig

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, Spain, Italy, France

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Germany, Spain, Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2002

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2002)


    Official Competition