A film by Nicolas Vanier
Cast: François Cluzet, Jean Scandel, Eric Elmosnino
Paris 1930. Paul has always had only one thing : the high walls of his Parisian orphanage. Entrusted to Celestine, a lady from the country, and her husband Borel, the gamekeeper, the child of the cities arrives in Sologne, sovereign and wild region. The immense forest, and the animals , all here belong to the Count de la Fresnaye, a taciturn widower who lives solitary in his manor. If he tolerates poachers on his estate, Borel stalks them relentlessly and persecutes the most cunning of them, Totoche. Along with the poacher, a great lover of nature, Paul will learn life but also the forest and its secrets. A heavier secret rests on the domain … because Paul is not there by chance.
Here is a light film for kids that is a s beautiful as it can be.The French Alps, which serve as the setting for the adaptation of the mythical series of the ’60s Belle and Sébastien, Nicolas Vanier sets his camera in his native Sologne, where his grandfather passed on to him the love and respect of nature. The film is also for adult where the adult will remember back then the respect of the nature which now days nobody cares too much about it. My government is preserving as much as forest as they can. It looks like we are going back to the basics. Paul is used to the hard life at the orphanage. Totoche will teach him how to enjoy being in the nature and respect it. They slowly became friends but deep in the forest lies a secret that Paul will discover. The thing is back then everything was simple and a lot nicer that it is now. Life was most enjoyable back then , now days everybody id busy with their life. Not too bad for a kids film here very enjoyable and well filmed.