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
Daniah De Villiers and Ryan McLennan had, for three years, three impregnation sessions a week, two or three hours each time, with Kevin Richardson. He taught them to get used to the presence of the lion. Very involved at the beginning to lay down the basic rules, he was then able to pass the baton to a team for part of the sessions. Once the lion became an adult, he returned full time to take care of the children. 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 »
The lion sleeps tonight
Written by Solomon Linda, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss & Albert Stanton
Performed by Kids United Nouvelle Génération See more »
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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