Director: Nicolas Vanier
Cast: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Dimitri Storoge, Margaux Chatelier
Country: France, 2013
Genre: Family / Drama
Duration: 98 minutes
Rating: PG – Coarse Language
The much-loved 1960s television series has been remade for a new generation as a heart-warming family film that deserves to be seen on the big screen.
Belle and Sebastian is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sebastian (the adorable Félix Bossuet) is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that has been killing their sheep.
At the same time, the Germans have arrived in the peaceful village looking for resistance members who are helping Jewish refugees escape into Switzerland. Through danger and adventure, Belle and Sebastian forge an indestructible friendship.
Set against the incredibly breathtaking scenery of the Pyrenées and a volatile time in history, and co-starring Tchéky Karyo, one of France’s most popular actors, this moving story will appeal to all ages.