France, 2014, 99 min, Digital, Dir. Nicolas Vanier, Not rated, English dub, Film Movement
"A well-crafted outdoor adventure in the old school Disney tradition." —Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
"A tale of innocence and companionship that is thankfully nowhere near as traumatic as Old Yeller. —Jess Lomas, Quickflix
Belle and Sebastian is a timeless story of a boy and his dog—a story of friendship, courage, and loyalty—set against the jaw-dropping scenery and alpine panoramas of the Haute Maurienne-Vanoise region of France. Sebastian lives with his grandfather, César, in a vertiginous mountain village, where he crosses paths with a giant and dirty Pyrenean Mountain Dog who the locals have dubbed “the Beast” for allegedly killing their livestock. But Sebastian sees something good in the misunderstood canine and befriends the animal, renaming her “Belle.” Their budding friendship is put to the test when Nazis march into town looking to root out a band of resistance fighters who are guiding Jewish refugees to neighboring Switzerland. With their intimate knowledge of the nooks and crannies of the alpine valleys, Belle and Sebastian join the struggle and help point the way to safety.
Recommended for ages 7+
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