Zarafa

Genre:  Animation, Family
Running Time:  78 min.
Release Date: August 3, 2012 (limited)
DVD: November 20, 2012

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Cast: Max Renaudin, Simon Abkarian, François-Xavier Demaison, Vernon Dobtcheff, Roger Dumas, Ronit Elkabetz

Synopsis

Sudan, 1827. Maki, a young boy, lives under the rule of a French slaver named Moreno. One day, Maki manages to escape. Pursued, he is saved by a giraffe who dies after being shot by Moreno. Her baby, Zarafa, now an orphan, is captured by Hassan, a Bedouin charged with finding a baby giraffe for the Viceroy of Egypt. Maki follows the hunter and eventually wins his sympathy. When they arrive in Alexandria, the Viceroy asks Hassan to take the baby giraffe to France to give as a gift to the French king in order to seal an alliance between the two countries. Hassan and Zarafa fly to Paris in a balloon. Believing he’s left Maki behind, the hunter realizes the child is on board a pirate ship that's following them. After much discussion, Hassan and Maki land in Paris, but their adventures are far from over.

Director: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Studio: Les Films Christal
Producer(s): Christophe Jankovic, Valérie Schermann
Screenplay: Alexander Abela, Rémi Bezançon
Official Site: zarafa.ca

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