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The Living World (2003)

Le monde vivant (original title)
An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.

Director:

Eugène Green

Writer:

Eugène Green
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Cast

Cast overview:
Christelle Prot Christelle Prot ... Pénélope
Alexis Loret Alexis Loret ... Le chevalier au lion
Adrien Michaux Adrien Michaux ... Nicolas
Laurène Cheilan Laurène Cheilan ... La demoiselle de la chapelle
Achille Trocellier Achille Trocellier ... Grand enfant
Marin Charvet Marin Charvet ... Moins grand enfant
Arnold Pasquier Arnold Pasquier ... L'ogre
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An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.

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Fantasy | Drama

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 November 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O Mundo Vivente See more »

Filming Locations:

Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

La Rosina
Performed by L'Arpeggiata
Conducted by Christina Pluhar
Published by Alpha
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How to make a great film for next to nothing...
23 February 2005 | by ilpintlSee all my reviews

A most delightful low-tech cinematic experiment that was probably made for 1.99 Euro. The language of the film, the theatrical dialog delivery, and the baroque music score hark back to the Age of Chivalry, but the characters wear jeans and refer to modern-day inventions in their conversation (to very funny effect, I must add). Damsels in distress, dashing knights, an evil child-devouring ogre and his kindly wife, two children in danger of becoming the ogre's dinner--the film had them all, with nary a trace of special effects. It relied on good old-fashioned story telling, wit, imagination, and the suspension of disbelief on the part of the viewer. A must-see.


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