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Mia and the White Lion (2018)

Mia et le lion blanc (original title)
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A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

Director:

Gilles de Maistre

Writers:

Prune de Maistre (screenplay), William Davies (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Daniah De Villiers ... Mia Owen
Mélanie Laurent ... Alice Owen
Langley Kirkwood ... John Owen
Ryan Mac Lennan Ryan Mac Lennan ... Mick Owen
Lionel Newton Lionel Newton ... Kevin
Lillian Dube Lillian Dube ... Jodie
Brandon Auret ... Dirk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Davies Paul Davies ... Helicopter Sniper
Ashleigh Harvey Ashleigh Harvey ... School Teacher
Tessa Jubber ... Enclosure Hunter
Noko 'Flow' Mabitsela Noko 'Flow' Mabitsela ... Tourist
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Mia is 11 years old when she develops an extraordinary relationship with Charlie, a young white lion born in Mia's parents farm, in South Africa. During three years, they will grow up together and live a beautiful friendship. When Mia reaches the age of 14 and that Charlie has become a magnificent adult lion, she discovers the unbearable truth: her father has decided to sell the lion to trophy hunters. Desperate, Mia has no other choice than to escape with Charlie in order to rescue him. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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France | South Africa | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 December 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mia and the White Lion See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color
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-A specialist of wild animals:--Gilles de Maistre called on South African zoologist Kevin Richardson, who has been interacting with lions for over twenty years. The first devoted the second documentary entitled The Man who whispered in the ears of lions(L'Homme qui murmure à l'oreille des lions.). Sometimes Richardson took the place of the director to be able to film the lion as closely as possible in potentially dangerous scenes. See more »

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Lot of feelings and no regret
31 December 2018 | by viktuaySee all my reviews

Filming has been spread over 3 years so, lion and childrens grew in parallel. Characters psychology is well built. Despite story is fictional, it's hard to feel detached from animal fate and family issues. Action goes crescendo with suspense in last chapter.


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