Twelve-year-old Tommy reluctantly moves with his father from the big city to a small Lapp village - the childhood home of his mother, who has recently died. The village is close to the ...
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Twelve-year-old Tommy reluctantly moves with his father from the big city to a small Lapp village - the childhood home of his mother, who has recently died. The village is close to the northernmost wildlife reserve in the world, where Tommy's father will be working on a project to release a captive lynx into the wild. The boy gradually falls under the spell of his new surroundings, and discovers that his mother was involved in protecting the local lynx, and, when his father's project fails, and the lynx is about to be sold, he decides to set it free himself. A dramatic series of events ensues, and Tommy, through his brave actions, regains the trust and respect of his family and the village.Written by
L.H. Wong <email@example.com>
Scenes without animals were filmed twice with both Finnish and English language dialogue, although the final English language version does not use the voices of the original cast as the dialogue was dubbed by Canadian actors. See more »
When Tomi is at the hospital, a glimpse thru window shows green leaves on trees, despite the fact that he was just rescued from snowy wintertime wilderness. See more »
The film has been shot in both Finnish and English versions with some minor differences in scenes. See more »
I just finished watching the film for a second time and still think it was quite a good one. The plot is reasonably good, the acting is average or better, the scenery is splendid. The presence of a lynx is a big bonus. Nature films are not too common.
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