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Thomas, the Falconer

Original title: Sokollar Tomas
German title: Koenig der Falken
Slovak Republic, 2000

Director: Vorlicek, Vaclav
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Thomas has an amazing talent – he can speak the language of birds and animals. When Thomas’ father dies he must go to the lord of the castle to beg for land. Here he meets a beautiful princess who is touched by his bravery and he is quickly catapulted into a world of intrigue as he sets about, with the aid of his animal friends, becoming a hero. (With English subtitles, age 7+)

A historical, romantic and adventurous family film.

Through its settings, scripts and performances, the winning programme creates a believable and involving vision of a time and place. This ambitious programme revives a classic book to bring a story of struggle, love and freedom to a new generation of children. (Jury Report Prix Danube 2001)

Leeds 2001, Prix Danube 2001 (awarded)

Sold to:
Jeck (F)
Kinderkanal (D)
Hessischer Rundfunk (D)
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (D)