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The Fox & the Child (2007)

Le renard et l'enfant (original title)
It has been described as both a nature documentary and a "fairy tale" look at the story of young girl and her friendship with a fox.

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Bertille Noël-Bruneau ...
L'enfant
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Thomas Laliberté ...
Le petit garçon
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It has been described as both a nature documentary and a "fairy tale" look at the story of young girl and her friendship with a fox.

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29 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Het vosje en het meisje  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£132,441 (UK) (8 August 2008)

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£132,441 (UK) (8 August 2008)
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Actually, ten foxes were used as "le renard": Titus, Max, Tango, Bandit, Peche, Ziza, Chepper, Swannie, Scott, and Sally. See more »

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When the girl is lying in front of the fox, the close-up shows them within nose distance. She raises her arm to stroke it, and in the next medium shot it is suddenly at an arm's length distance. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #40.10 (2008) See more »

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Beauty
14 January 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The very first image of the movie shows a mountain ridge in early morning autumn mist, and my thought was: "This is almost too beautiful." And it goes on like this: Images of landscape and animals that look like a series of romantic paintings, each of them perfect in every detail. Even the girl's room, her father's car - everything is nostalgic, romantic, beautiful. This could seem outdated and escapistic, but it fits a story that is itself of silent beauty, happening on the border between life and fairy tale, between Dian Fossey and Le Petit Prince. I enjoyed every minute of it. The extreme parsimony of the movie, having a simple, slow story, just one actor and hardly any special effects, exerted a strong magic. I therefore find it deplorable that this parsimony is given up in the last minutes, when suddenly two additional actors (the girl as a grown-up woman, and her son) are introduced. Another shortcoming is the music, which is often intrusive, Hollywood-like, and sometimes inappropriate: I couldn't bring an English pop-song together with French mountain glory. I went to the movie together with my two small daughters, but I recommend it to adults as well, given that they appreciate this kind of movie. Obviously, not everybody does.


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