Le renard et l'enfant ()

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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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Narrator / L'enfant adulte
Thomas Laliberté ...
Le petit garçon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camille Lambert ...
Narrator (voice)

Directed by

Luc Jacquet

Written by

Luc Jacquet ... (written by) &
Eric Rognard ... (written by)

Produced by

Laurence Picollec ... executive producer
Yves Darondeau ... producer
Christophe Lioud ... producer
Emmanuel Priou ... producer
Kali Ligertwood ... coordinating producer

Music by

Evgueni Galperine
Alice Lewis
David Reyes

Cinematography by

Jérôme Bouvier ... director of photography
Eric Dumage
Gérard Simon

Film Editing by

Sabine Emiliani

Editorial Department

Gérard Estival ... color timer: not credited
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen ... digital film supervisor
Jean-René Nébot ... digital color timer
Karine Prido ... assistant editor
Soazic Veillon ... assistant editor
Emmanuelle Zelez ... first assistant editor

Casting By

Tatiana Vialle

Production Design by

Marc Thiébault

Costume Design by

Pascale Arrou

Makeup Department

Marie-Anne Hum ... key makeup artist
Simon Maggie ... makeup artist
Diane Mahmoudi ... key hair stylist

Production Management

Jean-Christophe Barret ... post-production supervisor
Benjamin Dewaele ... assistant unit manager
Nicolas Le Parlouer ... assistant production manager
Thomas Pflimlin ... unit manager
Pascal Roussel ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Martin Blum ... second assistant director
Maia Etcheverry ... first assistant director
Vincent Steiger ... assistant director

Art Department

Gilles Bontemps ... head sculptor
Vincent Coperet ... storyboard artist
Luc Dermaut ... property master
Emmanuel Marais ... assistant art director
Cyrille Perron ... head of painting

Sound Department

Panos Asimenios ... dubbing mixer
Jean-Baptiste Benoit ... sound
Germain Boulay ... supervising sound editor
Gérard Lamps ... re-recording mixer
Armelle Mahé ... re-recording mixer
Jan Petrov ... adr recordist
Laurent Quaglio ... supervising sound editor
Adrien Roch ... sound
Xavier Thieulin ... sound mix technician
Soazic Veillon ... dialogue editor
Jean-Marie Viollet ... sound mixer trainee

Visual Effects by

Béatrice Bauwens ... visual effects coordinator
Lucie Bories ... digital compositor
Loïc Caer ... digital effects
Bastien Chauvet ... digital compositor: Mikros
Sophie Denize ... visual effects producer
Cédric Fayolle ... visual effects supervisor
Amélie Guyot ... matchmover
Thomas Larocca ... digital compositor
Sabine Lineres ... digital compositor
Peregrine McCafferty ... matchmove artist
Hugues Namur ... visual effects supervisor
Jean-René Nébot ... digital color grader
Alexandre Rouil ... 3D matte painter
Julien Rousseau ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

Jean-Marc Alaux ... lighting balloon technician
Nouredyne Amroun ... assistant camera
Cyril Barbançon ... camera operator (as Cyril Barbancon)
Sylvain Bardoux ... key grip
Lucas Bernard ... assistant camera
Olivier Bertrand ... assistant camera
Vincent Blasco ... key grip
Jérôme Bouvier ... camera operator
Simon Bérard ... gaffer
Marc Caro ... still photographer
Thomas Caselli ... second assistant camera (as Thomas Casselli)
Cannelle Causse ... assistant camera
Pascal Chantier ... still photographer
Pierre Chevrin ... first assistant camera
Patrick Chizallet ... grip
Jean-Marie Delorme ... assistant camera
Hans Krumenacker ... electrician
Damien Lecoq ... additional electrician
Loïc Limosin ... best boy electric
Alexandre Léglise ... second assistant camera
Jérôme Maison ... camera operator
Pierre Mazard ... additional camera operator
Patrick Rebatel ... gaffer
Patrick Renault ... electrician
Pierre Stetin ... assistant camera
Benoît Theunissen ... steadicam operator
Emmanuel Théry ... additional gaffer
Benjamin Vial ... grip
Stéphane Zajac ... first assistant camera: "b" camera

Music Department

Vladislav Boyadjiev ... music technical supervisor
Amélie de Chassey ... music supervisor
Hervé Jamet ... orchestrator
Thomas Jamois ... music consultant
Asen Kanchev ... music production manager
Alice Lewis ... musician
Ronan Maillard ... orchestrator
Delphine Mathieu ... music supervisor
Deyan Pavlov ... conductor
David Reyes ... musician / orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

Estelle Bault ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

Maia Etcheverry ... acting coach
Nicholas Frank ... delivery consultant
Allison Mella Strina ... business & legal affairs (as Allison J. Mella)
Pascal Tréguy ... chief animal trainer

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Plot Summary

Riding her bicycle on her way to school, a dreamy, ten-year-old, red-haired farm girl decides to take a shortcut through a ruddy and luscious autumn forest, somewhere in the mountainous region of eastern France. Unexpectedly, the young girl encounters a bright-eyed red fox, however, the untamed wild animal flees in an instant, leaving her longing to meet again. Since then, a whole winter has passed and still no sign of the elusive fox, but with the arrival of spring, the girl determined to find the animal, finally locates its den and an ambitious effort to grow accustomed to each other begins. As we witness a succession of compelling scenes, lost inside the enchanting and breathlessly exquisite landscape, we observe the bond between a human and a savage animal grow gradually stronger, yet, a wish and question emerge. If only we, humans, could talk to the wild beasts, and if we could, could we ever become friends? Written by Nick Riganas

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Le Renard et l'Enfant (France)
  • The Fox & the Child (World-wide, English title)
  • The Fox and the Child (Canada, English title)
  • The Fox & the Child (United Kingdom)
  • Der Fuchs und das Mädchen (Germany)
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  • 92 min
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Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Actually, ten foxes were used as "le renard": Titus, Max, Tango, Bandit, Peche, Ziza, Chepper, Swannie, Scott, and Sally. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #40.10 (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Patte à Pattes See more »
Quotes Narrator: Somebody had told me that courtship was a strange mix of love and war.
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