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Zarafa (2012)

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After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Max Renaudin Pratt ... Maki (voice) (as Max Renaudin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Abkarian ... Hassan (voice)
Abraham Adesoye Abraham Adesoye ... Pika (voice)
Sjaak Caderyn Sjaak Caderyn ... Hassan (voice)
François-Xavier Demaison ... Malaterre (voice)
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Le vieux sage (voice)
Roger Dumas ... Charles X (voice)
Ronit Elkabetz ... Bouboulina (voice)
Mohamed Fellag ... Mahmoud (voice)
Déborah François ... Zarafa adulte (voice)
Thierry Frémont ... Moreno (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Demis (voice)
Dazzy Iannuzzio Dazzy Iannuzzio ... Bogo (voice)
Madigan Kacmar Madigan Kacmar ... Traore (voice)
Philippe Morier-Genoud Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Saint-Hilaire (voice)
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Storyline

The plot of the film has a grandfather telling his grand kids the story of Maki, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), cross the desert, meet a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris. Written by Odin

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The true value of friendship.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 February 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Abenteuer der kleinen Giraffe Zarafa See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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lovely work
18 April 2013 | by ArmandSee all my reviews

nice story, nice animation. a fairy story of old fashion. and delicate air of childhood in circle of few adventures, subtle lesson, good humor, beautiful drawing and wind of feelings. at first sigh, it is gesture of courage to present a film without ordinaries spices. but, it is case it is just perfect option.because it represents a little travel in past. return to classic manner to say a perfect story. it is basic virtue. in same time, it is an Arabian nights page. and admirable resurrection of old wise teller image. I do not know it is impressive or only exercise to attract public. for me, it is way for extraordinary memories. frame, soul and skin of an age. nothing else. and , in the time of blockbusters, a drop of precious flavor. or only window to basic values of each society.


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