Belle and Sebastian (2013) 720p YIFY Movie

Belle and Sebastian (2013)

A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

IMDB: 6.83 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Family
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.20G
  • Resolution: 1280x544 / 24.000 FPSfps
  • Language: German
  • Run Time: 104
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 2 / 3

The Synopsis for Belle and Sebastian (2013) 720p

In 1943, in the French Alps, the orphan Sébastien lives in a small village with his grandfather César, who is a shepherd, and his aunt Angélina, who is a baker. Sébastien misses his mother and believes she has traveled to America. He expects to get a watch with compass as a gift from her. The local Dr. Guillaume is a member of the Frech resistance that helps Jewish refugees to flee to Switzerland and the German Lieutenant Peter and troop are hunting down the resistance. When sheep are found slaughtered, César and the other residents believe that a stray dog that has been abused by his owner is the responsible and hunt it down. Sébastien finds the dog, gives the name of Belle to her and they become friends. But the animal is considered a beast by the inhabitants. Will Sébastien be capable to save Belle?

The Director and Players for Belle and Sebastian (2013) 720p

[Director]Nicolas Vanier
[Role:]Tchéky Karyo
[Role:]Margaux Chatelier
[Role:]Félix Bossuet

The Reviews for Belle and Sebastian (2013) 720p

Reviewed byQuebec_DragonVote: 6/10/10

A review of this film by a guy actually named Sébastien because hermother liked the 60's TV series so much, what a concept! So this filmis based on a children's novel by Cécile Aubry telling the story of afriendship between a young boy called Sébastien and a big white dognamed Belle living in a small French village in the mountains in 1943.Before watching the film, I was only familiar with the anime version ofthe 80's that I loved, so I cannot evaluate how faithful it is to theoriginal novel. My impression and Wikipedia tell me that a few creativefreedoms were taken. So, we hear about a "beast" in the mountainskilling sheep. Sébastien lives with his grandfather César and spendsmost of his time outdoors. It's revealed quite soon that the "beast" inquestion is actually a big dog that was beaten up by his former master,fled and became wild. Not that wild since Sébastien discovers the dogand quickly befriends her in secret, although the dog is still huntedand in constant danger of being killed by the villagers. Sébastieneventually names her "Belle" because once cleaned up, she's sobeautiful. Of course, there's also a play on the Beauty and the Beasttheme, la Belle et la Bête, that Sébastien probably never read. Notinitially related but eventually becoming important, is that France isoccupied by the Germans, and there's a clandestine operation by theFrench passing Jew refugees over the mountains to reach anothercountry. There are regular visits by the Germans in the nearby villageand they want to stop this.

So, I found the movie rather peaceful and relaxing with beautifulmountainous landscapes. Contrary to what another review says, there isa story and even a few mysteries such as what happened to Sébastien'smother, who's helping the Jews and the true motivations of a fewcharacters. I loved Belle, she was expressive and she looked like Iwhat I envisioned she should in real life. I didn't like the actorSébastien so much. Yes, he's cute, but a few times, there was a littlesomething off in the way he played. It didn't seem all natural for lackof better explanation. The relationship between him and Belle wasmostly fine, but there was some chemistry missing. I sometimes feltsome kind of "disconnect" between him and her. The other adult actorswere adequate, except for the doctor that I found bland, and the Germanlieutenant that I found more interesting than the rest. In fact, Iliked how ambiguously he was portrayed.

The animal sequences didn't particularly impress me, as it sometimesfelt as if they were filmed separately, although they were realanimals. Scenes of danger, especially the last one, felt a bitawkwardly filmed. At one point, there was a song sung by Sébastien inthe background that I found very corny, but it might be my cynicaladult side complaining. The couple of other songs sung by an adultwoman fared better, but I would have preferred just poignant musicinstead. I don't really remember the soundtrack otherwise. I wish Iwould have been moved emotionally by the film, but I wasn't really,although I found a few sequences charming. So maybe it's nostalgia forthe old cartoon talking, but for me, this adaptation, althoughcompetent enough, seemed to lack a certain magic. I'd recommend it forbig dog lovers. As an aside, my girlfriend, not familiar with thestory, liked the film much better than I did.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (good)

Reviewed byClaudio CarvalhoVote: 7/10/10

In 1943, in the French Alps, the orphan Sébastien (Félix Bossuet) livesin a small village with his grandfather César (Tchéky Karyo), who is ashepherd, and his aunt Angélina (Margaux Châtelier), who is a baker.Sébastien misses his mother and believes she has traveled to America.He expects to get a watch with compass as a gift from her. The localDr. Guillaume (Dimitri Storoge) is a member of the Frech resistancethat helps Jewish refugees to flee to Switzerland and the GermanLieutenant Peter (Andreas Pietschmann) and troop are hunting down theresistance. When sheep are found slaughtered, César and the otherresidents believe that a stray dog that has been abused by his owner isthe responsible and hunt it down. Sébastien finds the dog, gives thename of Belle to her and they become friends. But the animal isconsidered a beast by the inhabitants. Will Sébastien be capable tosave Belle?

"Belle et Sébastien" is a great family entertainment, with a beautifulstory of friendship. The needy Sébastien find his soul mate in a strayfemale dog and together they become friends during the World War II.The wonderful landscapes in the Alps are highlighted by thecinematography and the camera. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Belle e Sebástian" ("Belle and Sebástian")

Reviewed byRed-125Vote: 9/10/10

The French movie Belle et Sébastien was shown in the U.S. with thetitle Belle and Sebastian (2013). It was directed by Nicolas Vanier.Félix Bossuet plays Sébastien, a young boy growing up with hisgrandfather and aunt in the French Alps, just across the border fromSwitzerland. (Actually, they're not really his grandfather and aunt,but those are the roles they would fill if they were biologicallyrelated.

The film takes place during WW II. We learn that the French Resistancein the area arranges the safe passage of Jews across the mountains intoSwitzerland. Naturally, the job of the occupying German soldiers is tostop this process and capture the Jews, along with the Resistancefighters who are helping them.

Sébastien doesn't go to school, because his grandfather believes thatthe boy will learn more by living the life of a mountaineer, learningpractical information that will be of greater use than a formaleducation. That leaves Sébastien free to wander over the area. At onepoint he meets the huge white dog Belle, and they bond.

The local populace--including Sébastien's grandfather--believe thatBelle is killing their sheep, and they are trying to find and kill thedog, while Sébastien is trying to protect and save her.

In a way, this film is programmed to capture our hearts. Sébastien is abrave and resourceful boy, Belle is gentle and beautiful, and we haveall grown up with a cultural history of crying when a woundedRin-Tin-Tin or Lassie is crawling under the barbed wire.

Still, the movie avoids most of these clichés, and Félix Bossuet istruly a gifted young actor. (I'll never understand how directors areable to bring forth such superb acting from children, but they do it.Director Vanier certainly manages it in this movie.)

We saw this movie at the Dryden Theatre as part of the wonderfulRochester International Jewish Film Festival. It took real strength onthe part of the RIJFF to show this movie. Basically, it isn't aboutJews. It's true that the Resistance is helping the Jews, but we onlysee the Jews as refugees, never as individual characters. The plots areall about Christians. However, that's one of the aspects of the RIJFFthat makes it such a great festival--their movies aren't restricted tojust a narrow band of "Jewish" films.

Belle et Sébastien will really work better on a large screen, becauseof the incredible mountain scenery. However, if you can't see it on alarge screen, see it on a small screen. It's too good to miss.

Note: As I write this review, the movie has a tepid 6.8 IMDb rating.I'm not sure why--it's much better than that.

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