Set in late 19th century British Columbia (although much of the breathtaking scenery was shot in Utah, surprisingly), the story concerns a bear cub whose mother is accidentally killed when he is still very small. He hooks up with an adult male Kodiak bear who suffers his presence for a time and eventually accepts his company as they negotiate the natural and animal landscape. Two bear hunters show up and one has a face-to-face encounter with the big bear that teaches him a valuable lesson and sends him out of the forest a changed man. There are many striking images in this beautiful, nonverbal film (from the wild scenery to the closeup of a tear in the eye of a dying horse), and even some experimental footage (the cub has a weird dream sequence).
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus