W: Gerard Brach [based on the novel 'The
Grizzly King' by James Oliver Kurwood]
Ed: Noelle Boisson
Mus: Phillipe Sarde
Bart The Bear, Douce The Bear, Jack Wallace,
Tcheky Karyo, Andre Lacombe
A refreshing adventure story shown from the
point of the view of two bears, one an orphan cub, as they traipse the wilderness and try to stay ahead of two hunters who want the large Kodiak bear as a trophy
Brilliantly photographed and filmed in the
great outdoors of Canada, this really is a treat for the eyes and a tense adventure movie in which you're not rooting for the human interest.
In the wild, male bears usually eat bear cubs if they can,
the filmmakers prepared the adult Bart the Bear for the cub by having him play with a teddy bear the size and fur color of the cub. When the trainers felt he was ready, he was introduced to
the cub and he greeted the cub affectionately.