Tom Thumb (Le Petit poucet) (2011)

Tom Thumb (Le Petit poucet)


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A small boy named Tom Thumb is abandoned by his parents and left in the forest to contend with the threat of starvation, wolves, and an infamous child-eating Ogre.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Charles Perrault, Olivier Dahan, Agnes Fustier-Dahan


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Watching this film was a real treat. It feels so classical with its painted scenery and wipes to the next scene. These simple touches add so much character to this fairytale. A family on a farm are fearful of starvation as war breaks out. They leave their children in the woods, and the boys, lead by the smallest, have a wild adventure as they try and find their way home. The film is full of darkness and criticisms of adults and the adult world. It's a family film, certainly, but one aimed at more mature audiences. The world is torn apart by war, but it's the "fictitious" ogre that scares Tom. AFter the first time the parents leave the boys in the woods, they are devastated to find out that the queen has given them some money. Luckily, Tom finds his way home using a trail he made. It soon happens again, depicting the repetitive struggle of adult life, and how the same mistakes keep being made. The children live in the present, and must overcome dangers and threats now. As the film progresses, it gets darker, and the world of the ogre is both magical and terrifying. A charming little film, both artistically and thematically.

Luke Baldock

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