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Malabar Princess (2004)

A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Villeret ...
Gaspard
Jules-Angelo Bigarnet ...
Tom (as Jules Angelo Bigarnet)
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Valentine
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Robert
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Pierre
Damien Jouillerot ...
Benoit
Urbain Cancelier ...
Gaston
Fabienne Chaudat ...
Odette
Georges Claisse ...
Gardien du refuge
Roland Marchisio ...
Le bijoutier
Patrick Ligardes ...
Gendarme Petit
Franck Adrien ...
Gendarme Hélico
Julianne Loucq ...
Sophie
Alexandre Brasseur ...
Gérard
Rémi Bergman ...
The Optician
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A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died. Written by Anonymous

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3 March 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Malabar hercegnője  »

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$1,982,633 (France) (5 March 2004)
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8 year old boy finds the truth about his mother
29 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a beautiful movie. The movie is set in a picturesque alpine village where life seems so much simpler than in a modern Australian city. It was nice to "escape" for an hour and a half.

An 8 year old boy, Tom, is taken by his father to stay with his grandfather (who he does not know) for a while. The boy is at first reluctant to stay with his grandfather, but over the course of the movie the affection between the two grows. The boy's mother disappeared in the Alps five years previously, and the boy seems obsessed with finding out more about the circumstances of her disappearance. Is she dead? Could she still be alive?

Tom goes to school in the village, and makes friends with an older boy. They have adventures together as Tom tries to work out ways to get higher in the Alps to look for his lost mother.

The movie ends on a positive note, with a reconciliation between the boy and his distant father.


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