08 19 Oct '24

Jean-Jacques Annaud

L'Ours (The Bear)

Edition 1991
100' - 1988 - Drama, Family, Adventure - Dialogue: French, English
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud Composer: Philippe Sarde With: Tchéky Karyo, Jack Wallace, André Lacombe
Ever since the beginning of time, man bas had an ambiguous relation with bears : his attitude moved from admiration to fear. The bear bas always been a symbol of power, of dark strength, and he has been the king of the animals for a long time . His stature can be seen on numerous rioble blazons and many a hero in world literature bears bis name, such as Beowulf or King Arthur. The bear is also often the subject of folk-lore and legendary stories. La Fontaine includes him in numerous fables and in Russian folklore, he is the symbol of the Russian Empire. Jean-Jacques Annaud 's film is a hommage to this majestueus animal, a film made with love and patience. The story: a little orphan bear, Youk, a lonely bear, Kaar, two hunters in the forest, Tom and Bill. Seen through the eyes of the animals .



Jean-Jacques Annaud


Philippe Sarde


Tchéky Karyo, Jack Wallace, André Lacombe


Gérard Brach

Director of Photography

Philippe Rousselot


Noëlle Boisson


Claude Berri, Léonard Gmuer

More information


French, English

Countries of production


Screenplay based on

"The Bear" (James Oliver Curwood)



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