Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large sturdy dog native to Flanders) and adopt it and nurse it back to health, naming it Patrasche, the middle name of Nello's mother Mary, who died when Nello was very young. Nello's mother was a talented artist, and like his mother, he delights in drawing, and his friend Aloise is his model and greatest fan and supporter.
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It's not where you come from. It's where you're going.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for one scene of mild violence, mild language and thematic elements
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27 August 1999 (USA)
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Also Known As:
A Força de Um Sonho
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Opening Weekend USA: $807,873,
29 August 1999, Wide Release
Gross USA: $2,148,212, 26 September 1999
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Just before we see the traveling circus camp, Eloise's hair has braids in it. They disappear after she gets up and makes her way to the camp. See more
Aloise! Aloise! Aloise! Answer me! Aloise!
[Aloise wakes up at the circus grounds, Nicholas spots her and runs up to her
Oh thank God!
[he hugs her
[as she hugs her father
I'm sorry, Papa. I fell asleep.
Master Cogez it was all my fault. I wanted to paint her picture...
Do you have even idea how worried we've been, Nello? That's all that matters. If you have any idea.
[Nello hands him the picture
Papa, you know it was my fault!
I'll deal with you later. There's one thing I want you...
Cheer up Charlie
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Written by Anthony Newley
(as Anthony Newly) and Leslie Bricusse See more