The Fox and the Child 2008

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One autumn morning, at the bend on a path, a little girl catches sight of a fox. Fascinated to the point that she forgets all fear, she dares to go up to him. For an instant, the barriers that separate the child and the animal disappear. It is the beginning of the most amazing and fabulous friendship. Thanks to the fox, the little girl discovers a wild and secret environment. And so begins an adventure which will change her life, her vision and ours...

Starring:
Kate Winslet, Isabelle Carre
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Product Details

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  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 32 minutes
Starring Kate Winslet, Isabelle Carre, Thomas Laliberte, Ambra Angiolini, Bertille Noel-Bruneau
Director Luc Jacquet
Genres Drama
Studio Pathe
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages French

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151 of 152 people found the following review helpful By keven on 27 Sept. 2008
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Watching this movies was like walking into a dream world of nature at its most beautiful. The seasons unfold one after another with magnificent intensity as a lovely 10 year old girl seeks friendship with a wisely wary fox. I was amazed by the incredible patience that she displayed as she wooed the fox, day after day, in the hope that she could connect with him, and is rewarded with a genuine friendship, with film footage that astounded me on every level. Yes, the fox is very cute, but the sensitivity with which this movie was filmed takes the story to a whole new level. I won't go into the story, as I wouldn't want to ruin if for you, but I can't imagine anyone watching this film and feeling a moments boredom or disappointment. I think that it is about time I spent some time sitting quietly in the woods. Perhaps, after watching this, you will feel the same way too.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Bagpuss on 6 Oct. 2009
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This is a truly beautiful film. My two and a half year old is completely enchanted by it and has watched it many times. It's educational too, teaching about the seasons, the animal world and love. Thoroughly recommend this for any age.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Vitali on 23 Mar. 2010
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This is a stunningly beautiful film and an exquisite portrayal of a child discovering the wonders of the natural world and responding to it through her innate affinity with the wild environment she grew up in. We watch, mesmerised, as she develops acute sensitivity to the tiniest flap of an insect's wing around her. We see pure magic through her eyes, and become part of her slow earned tender intimacy with the fox. Yet we also witness the eventual tragic rupture of such a fragile bond, as she ultimately fails to appreciate that wild things will not be possessed. It's the most inspiring visual enactment of William Blake's lines: "He who takes to himself a joy /doth the winged life destroy / He who kisses the joy as it flies / lives in Eternity's sunrise". Unmissable, for those that wish to know the meaning of love.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. E. Capsey on 4 April 2011
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Obviously intended for kids, but heartily recommended. It's a delightful tale with superlative photography in a stunning region. It's peanuts to buy via Amazon, and thoroughly enjoyable for all age groups. (Too good to be just for kids!)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Petersen on 27 Dec. 2009
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This is a quiet and beautiful simple story about a girl and a fox. The children kept up their attention right through the film. A good film for getting down the pace and preparing our minds for christmas.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dignas, Angela Elsbeth on 29 Jan. 2013
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I must confess, I bought the film for myself. I saw it on TV and was absolutely enchanted. The little girl is adorable, the nature breathtaking and the fox....I have no words. I wonder how they did it, is it a tame, trained animal?
The story is very simple and straightforward. The little girl loves roaming in the fields and the woods, where one day she sees a fox. She tries to befriend it and finally succeeds to a certain extent.
PARENT GUIDANCE required for small children, as there are some scenes that might be upsetting (the fox jumps out of the window and gets hurt) and even scary (the scene where wolves are out to attack the fox).
The film teaches to love nature and its inhabitants, but mainly respect. Very good soul food!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Annie on 27 April 2009
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I sat and watched this dvd with my 5 and 7 year old grandchildren, they never said a word all the way through! They loved all the different animals especially the fox, I think it teaches children to respect animals in the wild which is a good thing. I enjoyed it too and even cried! a must see film.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Antonia Brinded on 12 Dec. 2008
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At last, a film for young girls that isn't about boys, falling in love, getting rescued by princes and getting married! It's good, wholesome entertainment, with beautiful cinematography and educational too. They can learn about nature, seasons, wildlife and patience, with a little bit of action thrown in. Ideal for my 5 and 3 year old girls alike, which is also a rarity. My daughter cried when it finished, because she didn't want it to end! It's delightful, an absolute must.
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