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The Fox & the Child (2007)

Le renard et l'enfant (original title)
It has been described as both a nature documentary and a "fairy tale" look at the story of young girl and her friendship with a fox.

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Luc Jacquet
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bertille Noël-Bruneau ... L'enfant
Isabelle Carré ... Narrator / L'enfant adulte
Thomas Laliberté Thomas Laliberté ... Le petit garçon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camille Lambert Camille Lambert ... Judie
Kate Winslet ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Riding her bicycle on her way to school, a dreamy, ten-year-old, red-haired farm girl decides to take a shortcut through a ruddy and luscious autumn forest, somewhere in the mountainous region of eastern France. Unexpectedly, the young girl encounters a bright-eyed red fox, however, the untamed wild animal flees in an instant, leaving her longing to meet again. Since then, a whole winter has passed and still no sign of the elusive fox, but with the arrival of spring, the girl determined to find the animal, finally locates its den and an ambitious effort to grow accustomed to each other begins. As we witness a succession of compelling scenes, lost inside the enchanting and breathlessly exquisite landscape, we observe the bond between a human and a savage animal grow gradually stronger, yet, a wish and question emerge. If only we, humans, could talk to the wild beasts, and if we could, could we ever become friends? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Het vosje en het meisje See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,610,210
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Luc Jacquet stated that 'Le Renard et l'enfant' is inspired by an early similar experience of his. See more »

Goofs

When the girl is lying in front of the fox, the close-up shows them within nose distance. She raises her arm to stroke it, and in the next medium shot it is suddenly at an arm's length distance. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Somebody had told me that courtship was a strange mix of love and war.
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Alternate Versions

In the original French language version, after the fox jumps out the window, there is an additional 5 seconds of the girl examining and picking up the fox. In the English language version, after she runs downstairs and gasps, it immediately cuts to a shot of her carrying the fox. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #40.10 (2008) See more »

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beautiful beyond comparison
24 November 2009 | by trojans7See all my reviews

A must see for anyone who loves photography. stunning and breathtaking,leaves you in ore. seen it twice once in a cinema and now on DVD. it holds up well on DVD but on the big screen this was something else.

Took my two daughters to see this and they loved it, my oldest cried at the end.but she was the one who wanted to see it again tonight when she saw it at the video shop. its simple telling of a child's love for nature and in particular a fox is told well. in some ways it reminded me of the bear in its telling a story not documentary formate. which works for children very well. not being preached to is very important, you make your own mind up.

But the star of this film is the cinematographers, how did they do what they did. amazing just amazing.


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