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The Secret of Arkandias (2014)

Le grimoire d'Arkandias (original title)
Theo discovers a book about magic at the local library. In order to save his mother from wrongful accusations, Theo teams up with his friend Bonnav and Laura, to make a magic ring that ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Brodie ...
Théo
Timothée Coetsier ...
Bonav
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Laura
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Agénor Arkandias
Isabelle Nanty ...
Bertha Boucher
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Marion Boucher
Armelle ...
Julie Boucher
François Rollin ...
Sigmar Arkandias
Renaud Rutten ...
Monier père
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Monier fils
Dominique Baeyens ...
La mère de Théo
Emilien Vekemans ...
Fabrice, le frère de Théo
Thierry Pasteels ...
Le père de Théo
Pol Beeckman ...
Erwan
Sibylle du Plessy ...
La prof de français (as Sibylle Duplessy)
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Theo discovers a book about magic at the local library. In order to save his mother from wrongful accusations, Theo teams up with his friend Bonnav and Laura, to make a magic ring that allows the wearer to become invisible. Along comes trouble when he is stuck in the state of invisibility due to three petty criminals. They then meet a strange man called Arkandias who helps them.

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5 March 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This movie fails in many points. It fails in rendering a proper account of the book. It is badly adapted in contemporary (2014) area. It fails by mixing American Pie-style jokes in an fantastical novel with a coming-of-age undertone. It thus fails in finding its public : - too mature for the youngones. - too childish for elders. There is no point in this film. A child who is a looser, afraid of water, will finally be able to take over his fears and grow up a bit. So what ? We have seen this thousands of time in much better ways. Some special effects (very few actually) do not redeem its overall value. Not worth its lenght. Should have been issued as TV-only.


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