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Le petit poucet (2001)

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Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nils Hugon ...
Raphaël Fuchs-Willig ...
Pierrot (as Raphaël Fuchs)
William Touil ...
Pierre-Augustin Crenn ...
Théodule Carré-Cassaigne ...
Hanna Berthaut ...
Rose, la fille de l'ogre
La mère de Poucet
Pierre Berriau ...
Le père de Poucet
Dominique Hulin ...
La femme de l'ogre
Le soldat à la jambe de fer
La reine
Le chef de troupe
Le soldat mourant
Carlo Brandt ...
Le cavalier


Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic encounters. This film is based on the French fairy tale "Le petit poucet" by Charles Perrault. Written by marylinep

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Family | Fantasy | Drama


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Release Date:

17 October 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Hüvelyk Matyi  »

Box Office


FRF 67,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,832,499 (France) (19 October 2001)


$4,360,480 (France) (2 November 2001)

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As of 2013, this film has still not been released on a Region 1 DVD. See more »


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Fairly poor effort...
20 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Le Petit Poucet is disappointing on many levels. Firstly, although it seemingly adheres to the original Perrault tale, it pads it out adding unnecessary details and the ogre is frankly ridiculous (looking more like a warhammer character than a traditional mythical creature).

Secondly the quality of the film is well below that of a film made in 2001 (the same year that the technically adventurous Amélie was released). The set design is unrealistic and the special effects are mostly terrible. To compare this to the work of Tim Burton is fairly adventurous. The sets in Burton's work are far more surreal, but realistic than those found here. Although I realise that Jeunet and Burton are big time producers, and that Le Petit Poucet was a little more tightly budgeted, I would have preferred to see a more simpler, more honest representation.

This film would work much better as a theatre production, and it is true that the fairy tale is generally a fairly theatrical genre, but this to me, seems more like an amateur production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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