The Bear (L'Ours)

The Bear (L'Ours)
  • 1988
  • France
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
  • Written by: Gérard Brach, James Oliver Curwood (novel)
  • Cast: Bart the Bear, Douce the Bear (infant bear), Tchéky Karyo, Andre Lacombe, Jack Wallace

This simple, unsentimental narrative follows the experiences of two bears - a big adult kodiak and a young orphan cub - as two hunters pursue them. Cleverly filmed to capture the bears acting naturally, this insightful and entertaining record of their progress makes a moving plea for the decent treatment of all animals.

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