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Year: 2019
Original Title: La fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile
Length: 82 minutos minutes
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Studios: Pathé, Indigo Film
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Ranking: 1,550 out of 15,990 movies (up 3743)


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The story starts when Tonio, the son of King Bear, is kidnapped by a group of hunters in the mountains of Sicily. With the harsh winter threatening the town with the famine, King Leoncé decides to invade the land where human beings live, certain hat his captured son has been taken there. However, he knows that he alone is not going to be able to achieve his goal and undertakes the trip with the support of his army of bears and a powerful magician. King Bear manages to find his son Tonio, but before returning home they will have to face navigate their tense relationship with the humans that see the bear's visit as an attack carried out by dangerous beasts. The film is written and directed by Lorenzo Mattotti, also known for his illustrations in media such as 'Vanity Fair', 'Le Monde' or 'The New Yorker'. It is his debut feature and Mattotti has the help of Thomas Bidegain and Jean-Luc Fromental to write the story. 'La famosa invasión de los osos en Sicilia' is an adaptation of the animated novel written and illustrated by the Italian Dino Buzzati, called 'The famous invasione degli orsi in Sicilia', which was first published in 1945. The film is in reality a metaphor about colonization, cultural appropriation and the abusive use of power. Hide full plot... Show full plot




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Trivia The bears' famous invasion of Sicily

The film is based on the novel by the Italian writer Dino Buzzati (1906-1972), called 'La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia' (The famous invasion of bears in Sicily), first published in 1945. Buzzati not only wrote it, also illustrated it. The director of the film Lorenzo Mattotti is a renowned illustrator. He has authored covers for media such as 'The New Yorker', 'Le Monde' and 'Vanity Fair'. The author of the novel based on the film, Dino Buzzati, who was also a painter, initially drew an illustration for his nieces of a battle between bears and soldiers, led by a bear king. Later, when asked to write and illustrate a story for children, he decided to start working with those drawings.