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Tarka the Otter (1979)

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

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

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O Reino de Tarka  »

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It makes you wish you were an otter.
18 February 2002 | by (milwaukee) – See all my reviews

What a treasure this movie is. The book is pretty good too. Sometimes the sequences between the pivotal events in Tarka's life can be little long winded, but overall the plot is interesting. It will make you cry if you are one of those tenderhearted saps. The anti-sport hunting message of the film makes it all the more meaningful. I was a vegetarian for a while until I found a copy of this on vhs and watched it. Now I supplement my diet with fish. I cook my fish though, unlike Tarka who eats 'em alive (eels too! yuk).


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