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Brendan and the Secret of Kells

Brendan and the Secret of Kells

A Feature film by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey

Produced by Les Armateurs

Release in France : 11/02/2009


    During the 9th century, in a desolate valley in Ireland that shelters the fortress abbey of Kells, lives Brendan, a twelve-year-old monk. With his other brothers, Brendan participates in the construction of a surrounding wall to keep the abbey at bay from regular Viking assaults.

    His encounter with Brother Aidan, a renowned master illuminator and "guardian" of a book of fabulous illuminations that is not yet complete, will lead him on fantastic adventures. Aidan initiates Brendan into the art of illuminations, for which the young boy reveals a prodigious talent.

    To finish the book and defy his own fears, Brendan leaves the abbey for the first time and enters the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide and wait for him. It's here that he meets Aisling, the young child-wolf who will help along the way.

    Will Brendan succeed in his mission, despite the Viking hordes who approach? Will he be able to prove that art is the best fortification against barbarians?

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Armateurs

    Foreign production companies :

    Vivi Film, Cartoon Saloon

    French distribution :

    Gebeka Films

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Celluloid Dreams

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    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Didier Brunner

    Screenwriter :

    Fabrice Ziolkowski

    Production manager :

    Katia Besimensky

    Editor :

    Fabienne Alvarez-Giro

    Artistic Director :

    Ross Stewart

    Storyboard artist :

    Rémi Chayé

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Animated film

    Sub-genre :

    Animated film, Comedy, 2D & 3D animation

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium, Ireland

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Belgium, Ireland)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 15 min

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