The Fox & the Child

Character: Narrator
Directed by: Luc Jacquet
Written by: Luc Jacquet, Eric Rognard
Produced by: Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, Emmanuel Priou
Other cast: Bertille Noël-Bruneau, Isabelle Carré and Thomas Laliberté
Release date: November 27, 2007
Running time: Drama, Family

Riding her bicycle on her way to school, a dreamy, ten-year-old, red-haired farm girl decides to take a shortcut through a ruddy and luscious autumn forest, somewhere in the mountainous region of eastern France. Unexpectedly, the young girl encounters a bright-eyed red fox, however, the untamed wild animal flees in an instant, leaving her longing to meet again. Since then, a whole winter has passed and still no sign of the elusive fox, but with the arrival of spring, the girl determined to find the animal, finally locates its den and an ambitious effort to grow accustomed to each other begins. As we witness a succession of compelling scenes, lost inside the enchanting and breathlessly exquisite landscape, we observe the bond between a human and a savage animal grow gradually stronger, yet, a wish and question emerge. If only we, humans, could talk to the wild beasts, and if we could, could we ever become friends?


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Actually, ten foxes were used as “le renard”: Titus, Max, Tango, Bandit, Peche, Ziza, Chepper, Swannie, Scott, and Sally.
Director Luc Jacquet stated that ‘Le Renard et l’enfant’ is inspired by an early similar experience of his.
Luc Jacquet asked from Tatiana Vialle (casting supervisor) “anything but a redhead” for the child’s role. He changed his mind when he saw Bertille Noël-Bruneau.

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