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Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud • 1988 • France, United States
One of the most extraordinary animal movies ever made, Jean-Jacques Annaud’s THE BEAR combines breathtaking wildlife footage with nearly wordless dramatization to tell the story of an orphaned cub and a wounded adult grizzly who join forces to survive the elements and encroaching hunters in nineteenth-century British Columbia. With its stunning cinematography, Oscar-nominated editing, and remarkable animal performances, this awe-inspiring adventure stands as a singular achievement that speaks eloquently to the dignity of all beings.