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A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret... See more »

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Evan McGuire ...
Brendan (voice)
Christen Mooney ...
Aisling (voice)
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Abbot Cellach (voice)
Mick Lally ...
Aidan (voice)
Liam Hourican ...
Brother Tang / Leonardo (voice) (as Liam Hourrican)
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Brother Assoua (voice) (as Paul Tylac)
Michael McGrath ...
Adult Brendan (voice)
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Brother Square (voice)
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Additional Voices and Walla (voice)
Alli McCann ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice)
Clair Funchion ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice)
Conor O'Halloran ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice) (as Conor O Halloran)
Gaelle Hersent ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice)
Marie Thorhauge ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice)
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Additional Voices and Walla (voice)
Jonas Till Hoffmann ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice) (as Jonas Hoffmann)
James O'Halloran ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice) (as James O Halloran)
Fabian Erlinghauser ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice) (as Fabian Erlinghäuser)
Kairen Waloch ...
Additional Voices and Walla (voice)

Directed by

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Tomm Moore
Nora Twomey ... (co-director)

Written by

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Tomm Moore ... (original story)
 
Fabrice Ziolkowski ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Didier Brunner ... producer: Les Armateurs
James Flynn ... executive producer: Cartoon Saloon
Tomm Moore ... co-producer: Cartoon Saloon
Ivan Rouvreure ... executive producer (as Ivan Rouveure)
Viviane Vanfleteren ... executive producer: Vivi Film / producer: Vivi Film
Paul Young ... producer: Cartoon Saloon

Music by

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Bruno Coulais

Film Editing by

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Fabienne Alvarez-Giro

Editorial Department

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Chrystèle Barbarat ... digital post-production: Mikros Image
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen ... digital post-production: Mikros Image
Mathieu Leclercq ... digital post-production: Mikros Image
Daniel Pereira ... film laboratory: Arane Gulliver
Luc Pourrinet ... film laboratory: Arane Gulliver
Joseph Fitzpatrick ... editorial advisor (uncredited)
Els Verhaeghe ... assistant post-production (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Ross Stewart

Production Management

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Katia Besimensky ... head of production
Marcelo Fernandes De Moura ... production manager: Lightstar Studios (as Marcelo Fernandes de Moura)
Camille Leganza ... executive in charge of production
Edit Sándor ... production manager: Kecskemet Film

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rémi Chayé ... first assistant director

Sound Department

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Sebastien Cortequisse ... sound editor (as Sébastien Cortequisse)
Fabien Devillers ... re-recording mixer
Alexandre Fleurant ... sound editor
Davy Holland ... additional voice recordist
Sébastien Marquilly ... sound designer / sound editor
Raphaël Seydoux ... adr recordist
Bruno Seznec ... sound supervisor
Lydie Tedesco ... administration: Piste Rouge
Kairen Waloch ... voice recording coordinator
Dariusz Kowalczyk ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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John Dunne ... trainee: A Man & Ink
Helen Ilus ... trainee: A Man & Ink
Lorraine Lordan ... animator: A Man & Ink
Jeremy Purcell ... animator: A Man & Ink / head of effects
Pierre Cambier ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Dani Alcaraz ... animator: Walking The Dog
Bille Storm Andersen ... layout artist: Cartoon Saloon (as Niklas Andersen)
Gabriella Andrássy ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Karen Bagonneau ... export background: Blue Spirit Studio
Krisztina Bakos ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
László Balajthy ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Katia Bartholomé ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Tibor Beck ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Darko Belevski ... animation supervisor: Kecskemet Film
Joris Bergmans ... trainee: Walking The Dog
Aurélie Bernard ... background designer / color background supervisor: Cartoon Saloon / color model sheets: Cartoon Saloon
Julien Bisaro ... additional color background: Cartoon Saloon / clean up backgrounds: Cartoon Saloon / layout artist: Cartoon Saloon
Xavier Boeur ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Nicolas Bolland ... line test assistant: Digital Graphics Studio
David Bols ... animator: Walking The Dog
Samuel Brasseur ... 3d animator: Walking The Dog
Pierre Cambier ... 3d animator: Walking The Dog
Márcio Luiz Cardoso ... inbetween: Lightstar
Olivia Carpentier ... 3d animator: Walking The Dog
Alfredo Cassano ... animator: Cartoon Saloon / rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Tom Caulfield ... animator: Cartoon Saloon
Julien Chandelle ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Mathieu Chaptel ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Lionel Chauvin ... flash animator: Blue Spirit Studio
Rémi Chayé ... head of layout: Cartoon Saloon / storyboard
Dhaniya Coel ... checking: Walking The Dog
Michel Coenen ... compositor: Walking The Dog
Francis Combes ... 3d animator: Walking The Dog
Emmanuel Cousin ... layout checking supervisor: Cartoon Saloon
Vanessa Crahay ... animator: Walking The Dog
János Cseh ... scan: Kecskemet Film
José Alexandre da Silva ... camera/scanning and checking: Lightstar
Igor David ... head of backgrounds: Blue Spirit Studio
Marguerite David ... color background artist: Blue Spirit Studio
Michele De Feudis ... animator: Walking The Dog
Koen De Koninck ... trainee: Walking The Dog
André Ferro Lima de Melo ... inbetween: Lightstar
Emmanuel De Miranda ... hd conformation: Blue Spirit Studio
Jean Cullen De Moura ... camera/scanning and checking: Lightstar (as Jean Cullen de Moura) / head of clean up: Lightstar (as Jean Cullen de Moura)
Daniel Kiti de Oliveira Matuda ... breakdown: Lightstar
Nicolas Debray ... layout artist: Cartoon Saloon
Marissa Delbressine ... trainee: Walking The Dog
David Delouche ... compositing: Blue Spirit Studio
Tibor Detre ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film (as Tibor Dettre)
Gary Dominguez ... asset flash: Blue Spirit Studio
Paddy Dunne ... technical assistant: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Eric Dupont ... cg artist: Digital Graphics Studio / compositor: Digital Graphics Studio / line test assistant: Digital Graphics Studio / pre-compositing assistant: Digital Graphics Studio
Nikolett Durucz ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Fabian Erlinghauser ... animation supervisor (as Fabian Erlinghäuser) / animator: Cartoon Saloon (as Fabian Erlinghäuser) / key animation posing: Cartoon Saloon (as Fabian Erlinghäuser) / layout artist: Cartoon Saloon (as Fabian Erlinghäuser)
Joke Eycken ... animator: Walking The Dog
Martin Fagan ... clean model sheets: Cartoon Saloon / head of clean up
Éva Faragó ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
László Farkas ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Anne Favrot ... compositing: Blue Spirit Studio
Daniela Fernandes ... additional clean up: Lightstar
Bruno Coltro Ferrari ... additional clean up: Lightstar
Cinthia Heloisa Oliveira Ferreira ... inbetween: Lightstar
Maxime Flagothier ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Bruno Carias Fogaça ... inbetween: Lightstar
Morgan Fontana ... compositing assistant: Digital Graphics Studio / ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Ray Forkan ... clean up backgrounds: Cartoon Saloon
Lindsay Franchimont ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Benoît Féroumont ... animation supervisor: Walking The Dog (as Benoit Féroumont)
Dominique Gantois ... 3d animator: Blue Spirit Studio
Antoine Goethals ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Olivier Gruslin ... compositing assistant: Digital Graphics Studio / ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Eve Guastella ... animator: Walking The Dog / key animation posing: Cartoon Saloon / layout artist: Cartoon Saloon / layout checking: Cartoon Saloon
Marie-Laure Guisset ... animation supervisor: Walking The Dog
Tamás Gyapai ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Gábor Gönczöl ... final line test: Kecskemet Film / line test: Kecskemet Film
Kevin Handy ... technical assistant: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Virginie Hanrigou ... layout artist: Cartoon Saloon
Stéphanie Haulet ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Didier Henry ... compositing supervisor: Blue Spirit Studio
Mathieu Henry ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Jonas Till Hoffmann ... title designer: Cartoon Saloon (as Jonas Hoffmann)
Alan Holly ... animator: Cartoon Saloon
Olivia Honan ... trainee: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Anita Horváth ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Károly Horváth ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Claudio Imamura ... additional clean up: Lightstar
Margelati Iulian ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Magdolna Jehoda ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Stephane Jouannic ... layout artist: Cartoon Saloon
Zsuzsa Jávorka ... line test: Kecskemet Film
Ildikó Kalmár ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Nevelina Kantcheva ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film (as Nevelina Kumanova)
Romain Khairi ... compositing: Blue Spirit Studio
László Király ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Elie Klimis ... animator: Walking The Dog
László Klótz ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Erika Kordás ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Jessica Koubi ... asset flash: Blue Spirit Studio (as Nicolas Koubi)
Magda Kovács ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film (as Magdolna Kovács)
Gabriella Krisztián ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Stanimir Kumanov ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Corinne Kuyl ... animator: Walking The Dog
Enikõ Kõhalmi ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film (as Enikõ Köhalmi)
Herle Maria Kühl ... animation supervisor: Lightstar (as Herle Kühl)
Kristof Lantin ... checking png master: Walking The Dog
Céline Legrand ... cg artist: Digital Graphics Studio / compositor: Digital Graphics Studio / ink and paint assistant: Digital Graphics Studio
Serge Lenaers ... trainee: Walking The Dog
Damien Leydet ... compositing supervisor: Blue Spirit Studio
Nathalie Loppe ... ink and paint senior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Cliodhna Lyons ... technical assistant: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
László Lörincz ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Véronique Maessen ... ink and paint senior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Jeason Malevez ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Pascal Maoloni ... animator: Walking The Dog
Lionel Marchand ... animator: Cartoon Saloon / animator: Walking The Dog
Renaud Martin ... flash animator: Blue Spirit Studio
Cecilia Marum ... ink and paint senior team: Digital Graphics Studio (as Cécilia Ferreira Marum)
Catherine Maréchal ... ink and paint senior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Zsolt Maticska ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Adrien Merigeau ... background designer / clean up backgrounds supervisor: Cartoon Saloon (as Adrien Mérigeau) / color background supervisor: Cartoon Saloon (as Adrien Mérigeau)
Rudi Mertens ... animator: Walking The Dog
Guillaume Mons ... compositing: Blue Spirit Studio
Bruno Celegão Monteiro ... key clean up: Lightstar
Tomm Moore ... character designer / visual development
Niall Moran ... clean up backgrounds: Cartoon Saloon
Jean Morel ... animator: Cartoon Saloon
Telmann Morina ... layout supervisor: Cartoon Saloon (as Telman Morina)
Mary Murphy ... trainee: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
György Nagy ... scan: Kecskemet Film
Jorge Zagatto Neto ... inbetween: Lightstar
Eric Nicolas ... compositing: Blue Spirit Studio
Suemi Aguilar Niyama ... key clean up: Lightstar
Zsuzsanna Nyúl ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Ray O'Brien ... scan: Cartoon Saloon
Gavin O'Kelly ... technical assistant: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Bernadett Odrobina ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Paula Vidigal Olla ... camera/scanning and checking: Lightstar
Pascal Palard ... hd conformation: Blue Spirit Studio
Hermann Pasitka ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Gábor Pichler ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Nicolas Pieczynski ... ink and paint senior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Caroline Piochon ... animator: Cartoon Saloon / animator: Walking The Dog
Benoit Pirenne ... compositing assistant: Digital Graphics Studio / ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Benoît Plunus ... ink and paint senior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Tod Polson ... color script: Cartoon Saloon
Zita Polyák ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Tore Poulsen ... trainee: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Pierre Prégardien ... ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Batmjagmar Puravjav ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film (as Batmjagmar Purevjav)
Rita Péli ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Freek Quartier ... 3d animator: Walking The Dog
Andrzej Radka ... animator: Cartoon Saloon / rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Laure Retif ... trainee: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Barry Reynolds ... animator: Cartoon Saloon / character designer / final character designer / key animation posing: Cartoon Saloon / layout artist: Cartoon Saloon / rough model sheets: Cartoon Saloon
Anton Roebben ... compositing supervisor: Walking The Dog / creative supervisor
Denis Eliude Araújo Russo ... breakdown: Lightstar
Rita Réczicza ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Iwan Peter Scheer ... cg artist: Digital Graphics Studio / ink and paint senior team: Digital Graphics Studio / pre-compositing assistant: Digital Graphics Studio
Marc Schirmeyer ... layout artist: Cartoon Saloon
Patrick Schoenmaker ... layout artist: Cartoon Saloon
Nicolas Seizelet ... compositing: Blue Spirit Studio
Renato dos Santos Sena ... breakdown: Lightstar
Alan Slattery ... transfer and encoding: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Alessandra Sorrentino ... animator: Cartoon Saloon / rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Ross Stewart ... illustrated scenes director: Cartoon Saloon
Jáno Szabó ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
János Szabó ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Edit Sándor ... final checking: Kecskemet Film
Tünde Takács ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Péter Tenkei ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Eric Thiry ... ink and paint senior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Olivier Thouseau ... compositing: Blue Spirit Studio
Gilles Tricoire ... compositor: Walking The Dog
László Tóth ... rough animator: Kecskemet Film
Serge Umé ... cg artist: Digital Graphics Studio
Joost Van Den Bosch ... trainee: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Tom Van Gestel ... 3d animator: Walking The Dog
Pieter Vanluffelen ... animator: Walking The Dog
Viktória Varga ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Daan Velsink ... trainee: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Jean Baptiste Vendamme ... animator: Cartoon Saloon / clean up backgrounds: Cartoon Saloon / designer: Vikings / layout artist: Cartoon Saloon / rough model sheets: Cartoon Saloon
Anton Erik Verkerk ... trainee: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Pascal Vermeersch ... animator: Walking The Dog
Hermien Verstraete ... animator: Walking The Dog (as Hermien Verstraeten)
Wilson Henrique Vesco ... key clean up: Lightstar
Damien Welsch ... cg artist: Digital Graphics Studio / compositor: Digital Graphics Studio / ink and paint assistant: Digital Graphics Studio / pre-compositing assistant: Digital Graphics Studio
Sebastien Wojda ... trainee: 2d animation, Cartoon Saloon
Renan Xavier ... inbetween: Lightstar
Cristina Eiko Yamamoto ... key clean up: Lightstar
Eszter Zsolnai ... clean up inbetweens: Kecskemet Film
Benjamin Zurstrassen ... compositing assistant: Digital Graphics Studio / ink and paint junior team: Digital Graphics Studio
Bianca Siercke ... animator (uncredited)
Denis Tassenoy ... compositor (uncredited)
Lajos Tóth ... animator (uncredited)

Music Department

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Dee Armstrong ... musician: violin
Jean-Philippe Audin ... musician: cello
Corinne Bahuaux ... choir member
Cédric Baillergeau ... choir member
Nicolas Bercet ... choir member
Marion Delcourt ... choir member
Emmanuel Deletang ... executive music producer (as Emmanuel Delétang)
Lucille Delvaux ... choir member
Eoin Dillon ... musician: uilleann pipes
Lance Hogan ... musician: percussions
Kila ... special contribution
Esther Labourdette ... choir member
Paul Lavergne ... executive music producer
Maxime Lefevre ... sound engineer (as Maxime Lefèvre)
Cédric Lotterie ... choir member
Cathal McDonagh ... assistant: Studio Cairn's Hill
Choeur de Chambre Mikrokosmos ... choir
Claire Mortier ... choir member
Ilann Ouldamar ... choir member
Audrey Perrigaud ... choir member
Slim Pezin ... music supervisor / musician: guitars and mando
Loïc Pierre ... choir director
Julien Reynaud ... choir member
Thomas Roullon ... choir member
Katarina Simon ... choir member
Laurent Simon ... choir member
Johan Viau ... choir member
Anaïs Vintour ... choir member
Colm Ó'Snodaigh ... musician: flutes and whistles
Rossa Ó'Snodaigh ... musician: percussions

Other crew

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Guy Andries ... tax manager: Kinepolis Group
Mathieu Bardou ... assistant to head of legal affairs: Les Armateurs
Nicolas Bolland ... software assistant: Digital Graphics Studio
Mireille Ciment ... head of development: Les Armateurs
Serge Colibert ... administrative: Les Armateurs
Jean Paul Commin ... in charge of promotion: Les Armateurs
Herman Croux ... legal advisor: Marx, Van Ranst, Vermeersch & Partners, Vivi Film
Marcos Alessandro da Col ... system administrator: Lightstar
Delphine Dalquié ... head of legal affairs: Les Armateurs
Vasti Fernandes Siqueira de Souza ... production assistant: Lightstar
Lisa-Marie Diamond ... production trainee: Cartoon Saloon
Frederic Dirickx ... studio manager: Walking The Dog (as Frédéric Dirickx)
Ann-Marie Fitzgerald ... accountant: Cartoon Saloon (as Ann Marie Fitzgerald)
Rahma Ghili ... production assistant
Armelle Glorennec ... production coordinator: Blue Spirit Studio
Emilie Gondolo ... production assistant: Les Armateurs
Eric Goossens ... production executive: Walking the Dog
Giuliano Guarani ... human resources/legal: Lightstar
Alfredo Guedes De Moura ... production assistant: Lightstar (as Alfredo Guedes de Moura)
Olivier Heger ... production insurance: BCOH
Didier Henry ... director: Blue Spirit Studio
James Hickey ... legal advisor: Cartoon Saloon
Johanna Hogan ... assistant to legal advisor: Cartoon Saloon
Ingrid Inghelram ... accountant: Vivi Film
Eric Jacquot ... production coordinator: Blue Spirit Studio
Hans-Christian Jehg ... pipeline programmer: HoBSoft (as Hans-Christian Mose Jehg)
Gabor Lang ... technical director: Cartoon Saloon
Jérôme Larivet ... administrative: Les Armateurs
Rebecca Lemaire ... production assistant: Cartoon Saloon
Benoît Marcandella ... production assistant: Walking The Dog (as Benoit Marcandella)
Brian McDonagh ... caterer: Studio Cairn's Hill
Gaye McDonagh ... caterer: Studio Cairn's Hill
Oliver McGrath ... production baby
Ferenc Mikulás ... delegate producer: Kecskemet Film
Ross Murray ... production executive: Cartoon Saloon
Delphine Nicolini ... in charge of promotion: Les Armateurs
Audrey O'Brien ... production coordinator
Nils Olofsson ... technical director: Cartoon Saloon
Brian Ottosen ... pipeline designer: HoBSoft (as Brian Turner Ottosen)
Agathe Piton ... production trainee: Cartoon Saloon
Françoise Platteborse ... with the support of: Tax Shelter ING Invest of Tax Shelter Productions
Benoît Plunus ... software assistant: Digital Graphics Studio
Valentin Pourrinet ... production trainee: Cartoon Saloon
Karen Reidy ... production trainee: Cartoon Saloon
Vanessa Renoult ... assistant to director: Blue Spirit Studio
Anton Roebben ... production coordinator: Walking The Dog
Ivan Rouvreure ... head of finance: Les Armateurs (as Ivan Rouveure)
Leonel Sanchez ... human resources/legal: Lightstar
Dominique Sauret ... lawyer: Les Armateurs
Piet Sonck ... with the support of: Belgacom
Jan Staelens ... chief financial officer: Kinepolis Group
Isabelle Truc ... production executive: Iota Production
Marc Umé ... managing director and supervisor: Digital Graphics Studio / software development: Digital Graphics Studio
Serge Umé ... managing director and supervisor: Digital Graphics Studio
Elise Van Reybroeck ... production assistant: Vivi Film
Maud Vandevelde ... booking and programming manager: Kinepolis Group
Veronika Vécsy ... financial director: Kecskemet Film

Thanks

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Ben ... special thanks
Marc Bonny ... special thanks: Gebeka Films
Clara Breslin ... special thanks
Helen Bronagh ... special thanks
Roxanne Burchartz ... special thanks
Iris Cadoux ... special thanks
Carlier ... special thanks (as Mr. Carlier)
Sarah Carmody ... special thanks
Cathy ... special thanks
Eleni Chandrinou ... special thanks
Tony Comboy ... special thanks
Jean-Paul Commin ... special thanks
Caroline Cor ... special thanks
Louise Curran ... special thanks (as Lousie Curran)
Pierre Drouhot ... special thanks
Siebe Dumon ... special thanks
Emma ... special thanks
Hans Everaert ... special thanks
David Freedman ... special thanks
Jean-Luc Fromental ... special thanks
Fx Goby ... special thanks (as François-Xavier Goby)
Veerle Groeneveld ... special thanks
Aidan Harte ... special thanks
Stéphanie Hugé ... special thanks
Pierre Héros ... special thanks
Mike Kelly ... special thanks: Young Irish Film Makers
Jonas Kestemont ... special thanks
Naomi Kestemont ... special thanks
Kila ... special thanks
Nessa King ... special thanks
Liselott ... special thanks
Trish Long ... special thanks: Disney Ireland
Brendan McCarthy ... special thanks
Brendan McCaul ... special thanks
Teresa McGrane ... special thanks: Irish Film Board
Sean McKeon ... special thanks: Kilkenny Country Enterprise Board
Dessie McLoughlan ... special thanks
Bernard Meehan ... special thanks: Trinity College Dublin
Montfort ... special thanks (as Mr. Montfort)
Patrick Moore ... special thanks
Paddy Murray ... special thanks
Peggy Murray ... special thanks
Barry O'Donoghue ... special thanks (as Barry O'Donaghue)
Mick O'Meara ... special thanks
Hengameh Panahi ... special thanks: Celluloid Dreams
Claire Paoletti ... special thanks
Simon Perry ... special thanks: Irish Film Board
Mairead Phelan ... special thanks
Karla Puttemans ... special thanks
Danielle Raaphorst ... special thanks
Philippe Reynaert ... special thanks
Emmanuel Roland ... special thanks
Patrick Schoeters ... special thanks
Sjef Scholte ... special thanks
Emma Scott ... special thanks: Irish Film Board
Rod Stoneman ... special thanks
Inge Verroken ... special thanks
Christopher Vidal ... special thanks: COFICINE
Pierre Vigneron ... special thanks
Angela Walsh ... special thanks: Young Irish Film Makers
Sara Wikler ... special thanks
Mark Woods ... special thanks
Ann Young ... special thanks
Sean Young ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from the isle of Iona carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? Written by GKids

Plot Keywords
Taglines Turn the darkness into light See more »
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Also Known As
  • Brendan et le secret de Kells (France)
  • Brendan and the Secret of Kells (Ireland, English title)
  • Das Geheimnis von Kells (Germany)
  • Brendan und das Geheimnis von Kells (Germany)
  • El secreto del libro de Kells (Spain)
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  • 71 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR6,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend France EUR121,619, 15 Feb 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia Although the characters, fantasy elements, and plot specifics of this movie are fictional, there is a real "Book of Kells", an illuminated, heavily illustrated rendering of the Four Gospels of the Christian bible, that dates from the Early Medieval period (probably the early Eighth Century) in Ireland. The best historical and archaeological evidence suggests that, starting shortly after it was finished, the book was moved several times (including, as depicted in the movie, during an Viking invasion) and lost for various periods. It has been housed at the library of Trinity College, Dublin, since the Seventeenth Century, and is considered perhaps the single most valuable cultural artifact of Irish History that has ever been discovered. Some of the design concepts for the movie echo aspects of the original Book of Kells; for instance, the shapes of the repeated tree patterns as Brendan enters the forest are quite similar to the arrangement and shapes of the columns and arches in the "Eusebian Canons, Folio 5R" page of the real book. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Secret of Kells (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Aisling Song See more »
Crazy Credits During the closing credits, Aidan is heard reciting part of the Irish poem "Pangur Ban." See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Aisling: I have lived through many ages, through the eyes of salmon, deer, and wolf. I have seen the Northmen invading Ireland, destroying all in search of gold. I've seen suffering in the darkness. Yet I have seen beauty thrive in the most fragile of places. I have seen the book. The book that turned darkness into light.
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