THE BEAR (L'OURS) (PG)
D: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Price/Renn (Claude Berri)
France 🇫🇷 1988 (released 1989)
W: Gerard Brach [based on the novel 'The Grizzly King' by James Oliver Kurwood]
DP: Philippe Rousselot
Ed: Noelle Boisson
Mus: Phillipe Sarde
Bart The Bear, Douce The Bear, Jack Wallace, Tcheky Karyo, Andre Lacombe
A refreshing adventure story shown from the point of the view of two bears, one an orphan cub, as they traipse the wilderness and try to stay ahead of two hunters who want the large Kodiak bear as a trophy shooting.
Brilliantly photographed and filmed in the great outdoors of Canada, this really is a treat for the eyes and a tense adventure movie in which you're not rooting for the human interest.
Did You Know:
In the wild, male bears usually eat bear cubs if they can, the filmmakers prepared the adult Bart the Bear for the cub by having him play with a teddy bear the size and fur color of the cub. When the trainers felt he was ready, he was introduced to the cub and he greeted the cub affectionately.