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Tommy and the Wildcat

Original title: Poika ja ilves
German title: Tommy und der Luchs
Finland, 1998

Director: Niemi, Raimo
Production company: Wildcat Production
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Synopsis:
Tommy and his father move from the south of Finland to the north of the country, close to the most northerly situated wild animal reserve in the world. Tommy's father is a zoologist. He wants to reintroduce lynx into the wilderness. The experiment fails and there are plans to sell the lynx to a zoo. Tommy decides to set the animal free ...

Comments:
The Nordic, lynx variation on "Free Willy".

Marketing strategies:
371000 admissions in Finnland in 1999.

Festivals:
Lübeck 99, Berlin 1999, Giffoni 1999 ("Bronze Gryphon"), Leeds 2001

World sales address/es:
CLT-Ufa International (L)

Sold to:
Alpha Medienkontor (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Fama Film AG (CH)