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Tarka the Otter (1979)

A family film which follows the life of a real otter and its adventures in the wild.



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Complete credited cast:
Narrator (voice)
Peter Bennett ...
Master of the Hunt
Edward Underdown ...
Brenda Cavendish ...
Secretary of the Hunt
Dairy Farmer
George Waring ...
Farm Labourer
Stanley Lebor ...
Farm Labourer
Max Faulkner ...
Spade ...
Osla ...
Boatman ...


A family film which follows the life of a real otter and its adventures in the wild.

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12 June 1985 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

O Reino de Tarka  »

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A film all children should see!!!!!!!
14 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is a classic, beautifully made and yes its upsetting. I sat with my 4 year old little girl and explained it to her, and she was in wonderment at it and although a little upset - she enjoyed it. She learnt more from this film than she will ever do if even if she watched 100 Disney fantasies. I'm fed up with parents wanting to shield their children from every tiny little thing that might cause them upset. As a child I baled by eyes out at the cruelty to black beauty it didn't do me any harm - it taught be humanity and compassion!!!!!!These days children's films fail to challenge children - its all fantasy - I think this is more worrying.

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