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L'Ours (The Bear, 1988) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Tcheky Karyo, Jack Wallace

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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



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   bear Wandering in wilderness    -   Yes We hear thoughts of animal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   a kid

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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