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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.

Director:

Luc Jacquet
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bertille Noël-Bruneau 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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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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

Luc Jacquet asked from Tatiana Vialle (casting supervisor) "anything but a redhead" for the child's role. He changed his mind when he saw Bertille Noël-Bruneau. 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

Original French language version includes a 2 minute scene at the end of the movie where the narrator is seen telling the story to a young boy, presumably her son. This scene is removed from the English language version, although much of the dialogue is included in the final part of the English narration. See more »

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

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Visual poetry, and a great lesson for life...
4 January 2012 | by ave_cesar2See all my reviews

This movie gave me a magnificent end for winter vacations... A real visual poem, and a simple, fascinating story with a so meaningful message that left me with happy, copious tears: the friendship between a little girl and a fox from the forest. A beautiful, timeless fable concerning the value of friendship, love... and the risk of confusing these feelings with the selfish possession of friends or loved ones, because, as the narrator says: "I understood that I wouldn't retain it if I bound it to me". It's just great: the story, the photography, the music, the characters... I remembered so many moments of my childhood through the little girl that opened her innocent eyes to wilderness and its fascinating world, and I wept happily for those times I tried to retain somebody to me, and finally I had to let him/her go. It makes you smile, weep, think, and grow. A 20/10 to French cinema for this sweet masterwork.

See it, admire it, make it yours... It will become one of your favorites.


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