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THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR

by Jannik Hastrup

synopsis

In a den in the fells a polar bear gives birth to a cub, but the cub is stillborn. The polar bear is grief-stricken, and lies down on the ice to die. Her mate steals a baby from a family and the little boy is raised by the she-bear, learning all the skills a bear requires. But the woman who lost her baby boy grieves deeply and her husband vows to return him to her.

international title: The Boy who Wanted to be a Bear
original title: Drengen der ville gøre det umulige
country: Denmark, France, Norway
sales agent: FTD (France Télévisions Distribution)
year: 2002
genre: animation
directed by: Jannik Hastrup
film run: 78'
release date: DK 07/02/2003, FR 18/12/2002
screenplay: Jannik Hastrup, Bent Haller, Michel Fessler
art director: Bigita Faber
music: Bruno Coulais
producer: Marie Bro, Didier Brunner
production: Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Armateurs, DFI - Danish Film Institute, TV 2/Danmark (DK), Norwegian Film Institute, AnimagicNet (NO), Canal +, France 3, Carrere (FR), Nordic Film & Television Fund, Eurimages
distributor: Scanbox Entertainment Denmark, Gebeka Films (FR), Lauren Films (ES)
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