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Dog, the General and the Birds, The

Original title: chien, le génèral et les oiseaux, Le
France, 2003

Director: Nielsen, Francis
Production company: Solaris, Roissy Films
Co-producers: Teva.Prima Films, Cam Films
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Animation. A musical fable about an old Russian general and his dog who together liberate the caged birds of St. Petersburg.

"Exquisitely bittersweet and charmingly rendered tale, adapted by vet scripter Tonino Guerra from his own children's book, functions beautifully as animated entertainment and a narrative undertaking with a timelessly pertinent message. Low on dialogue and highly pleasing on the visual front, shortish feature for all ages should travel with little difficulty. (...)" Lisa Nesselson, Variety February 2004)

Venice 2003

Website: www.lechien-lefilm.com

Study guide: www.bacfilms.com/site/chien/dpedago.pdf

World sales address/es:
Roissy (F)

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