According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is ... See full summary »
The story of three friends (Chicken, Drikus and Chris) coming together to make Drikus's last dream come true - to make a zombie movie. Chicken, in the meantime, is still coming to terms with his Dad's death.
Morné du Toit
Jaden Van Der Merwe,
Daniah De Villiers
When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he's forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
The adventures of the young Rémi, an orphan, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10 years, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to the signor Vitalis, a ... See full summary »
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
Gilles de Maistre considered a sequel but abandoned the idea because it required to rebuild the relationship between Daniah De Villiers and the lion. However, the cessation of filming resulted in the end of their interactions and a three-year apprenticeship. See more »
Several times during the movie, there is a close-up of the white lion who seems to be purring. Lions do not purr. They can roar, which smaller cats cannot.
The largest cat that can both "meow" and purr is the cougar, or panther. Lions cannot purr. See more »
[John explains to Mia why it is dangerous to play with Charlie]
For now, he's a cub, and you want to have fun with it. Soon, he'll just want to kill you. Go past this fence, and any one of these lions will tear you to pieces in five seconds flat. It doesn't matter if you've fed them, or bathed them or cuddled them, or if you're name is Mia or Kevin or Obi-Wan Kenobi... a wild animal is a wild animal, and you can never change that, no matter what you do.
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a very important message to share about tourism and hunting.
REVIEW - MIA AND THE WHITE LION
Occasionally while watching all of the films I find a gem, a film that stands out and as an impartial independent reviewer I can write without influence.
This is one such film, whilst the acting could be better and the editing is terrible the subject matter and of course the white lion truly make this a film too watch.
Simple story but what I absolutely loved about this film is the time it took to make, it must have been filmed over a period of about 4 years because you literally see the same lion grow from a lion cub to maturity and the children grow also!
Of course the actual white lion steals every scene Charlie is in and the actors were in my personal opinion very very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a beautiful creature.
Easy to follow but with a very important message to share about tourism and hunting.
One to watch but as I've said acting isn't the best and the editing is terrible but on this occasion I can forgive.
Rating 8 out of 10
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