Poor, but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large sturdy dog native to Flanders) and adopt it and nurse it back to health, naming it Patrasche, the middle name of Nello’s mother Mary, who died when Nello was very young. Nello’s mother was a talented artist, and like his mother, he delights in drawing, and his friend Aloise is his model and greatest fan and supporter.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for one scene of mild violence, mild language and thematic elements
The guy who said “worst-ever” evidently has no heart. The movie was good and the character of Nello is sweet and good-hearted. I’ve been to both Antwerp and Flanders as a child and this story brought back memories. The movie is based on the classic book, and sure, the plot isn’t all about the dog, but do you really want it to be? If the story was, then the other reviewer might have something to really complain about. I suppose since the central character is a child he objects to that? As to Jon Voight’s performance–he’s a supporting character–he’s not supposed to be in the spotlight, although his character proves to be important later on. I hope the actor who played Nello gets more work; I see a lot of potential in him. If you are a parent your child should like this film, though there is some violence and people do die.
Director: Kevin Brodie
Writers: Ouida, Kevin Brodie, Robert Singer
Stars: Jack Warden, Jeremy James Kissner, Jesse James
Country of origin: United States
Filming locations: Bokrijk, Belgium
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.93 GiB
Duration : 1 h 40 min
Overall bit rate : 2 730 kb/s
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