Malabar Princess

2004 [FRENCH]

Drama

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 641

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Claude Brasseur as Robert
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870.33 MB
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1 hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by fvila 9 / 10

A boy comes to terms with his mother's death

When I hear the word "moving" about a film, I usually fear the worst in the form of sentimental, self-indulgent tripe. This movie skilfully steers away from those perils. Light-hearted comedy and fascination for death are mixed in this truly moving film reminiscent of the all-time French classic "Les jeux interdits".

The storyline: Tom is about ten and gets dumped on his grandfather Gaspard (Jacques Villeret), because his mother is dead, and his father is a train driver who is ofter away and cannot give the child the attention he needs. The grandfather lives at the bottom of the very glacier that swallowed up the child's mother five years before. Tom's troubled history is manifested by problems such as dyslexia and anxiety. These sombre themes are balanced by comedy, and by the endearing characters played by Laroque and Villeret. Claude Brasseur is excellent as a rather unsettling garage owner obsessed with finding the treasure hidden on the India Airways plane named Malabar Princess, that crashed on the glacier fifty years earlier (that much is authentic). Finding the treasure involves using dynamite, and on occasions he brings back human remains to be kept in bottles. The whole script is as if seen through the eyes of a child, with crude realism mixed to dream-like fantasies. Jacques Villeret's baby face and innocent outlook further contribute to anchor the film into the world of childhood.

The beauty of the mountain, the great white mass of the glacier makes for beautiful images and powerful symbolism. The troubled and troubling questions of the child about what happens to people who die in a crevasse culminates in the experiment he practices on stolen chickens shut up alive in the freezer ("you told me my mother didn't suffer, because she had a thick feather coat"). Despite all this, the tone is quite light-hearted, and quite appropriate for viewing with children.

Reviewed by pandyam 9 / 10

Amazing movie

Hi, I have seen this movie and it impresses me from all the degrees and angles. The beauty of direction, acting of the kid (Jules) and the grand father; the school teacher his dad etc...

I was really touched by the entire movie; all scenes are nicely crafted. Ahh when the horse dies.... "I want to cry... You are not the only one, kid".

hmm the kids also talk Bin Laden.. and then how they sneak in the chopper to the mountain :)

and many more small scene makes the film a great piece of work.

Thanks for making such a lovely, innocent and beautiful movie. Regards, Mukesh

Reviewed by rgblin 8 / 10

Don't think too much!

A little child (Tom: I am not your child) lost his mother when he was young. Five years passed, his father brought he back to that place(grandfather's home). He use any way to find the body of his mother that he can. The interaction, children's thoughts and adults' thoughts can be found in this movie. This movie didn't make me bored, there are many funny things during the whole movie. Tom found many information and things about his mother step by step. Because no one tell him what happened to his mother or they just can't. Eventually, he knew the whole story. When he and his grandfather talked about his mother's death(or missing), it seems there is a final hope to find his mother(body?) in his heart. Adults always consider and evaluate many conditions and situations. What should I do? what shouldn't? What results will be caused? Children don't do these too much. Children just simply want (to do) something!

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