75 min.FeatureChildren's films, Animation

A grandfather tells his grand kids the story of Maki, a young boy, lives under the rule of a French slaver named Moreno. One day, Maki manages to escape. Pursued, he is saved by a giraffe who dies after being shot by Moreno. Her baby, Zarafa, now an orphan, is captured by Hassan, a Bedouin charged with finding a baby giraffe for the Viceroy of Egypt. Maki follows the hunter and eventually wins his sympathy. When they arrive in Alexandria, the Viceroy asks Hassan to take the baby giraffe to France to give as a gift to the French king in order to seal an alliance between the two countries. Hassan and Zarafa fly to Paris in a balloon. Believing he’s left Maki behind, the hunter realizes the child is on board a pirate ship that's following them. After much discussion, Hassan and Maki land in Paris, but their adventures are far from over.
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Original title Zarafa
Danish title Zarafa
Keywords Friendship, Giraffes, Africa, Slavery
Director Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Screenplay Rémi Bezançon, Alexander Abela
Producer Christophe Jankovic, Valérie Schermann
Editor Sophie Reine
Composer Laurent Perez
Production country France, Belgium
Production company Prima Linea Productions
Domestic distribution Angel Films
International sales
Danish theatrical release 15.12.2012
Cinemas Palads, Vester Vov Vov, Albertslund Biograferne, Grand, Ballerup, Empire samt 10 biografer i provinsen.
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Prima Linea Productions
Domestic distribution Angel Films


Direction Rémi Bezançon
Direction Jean-Christophe Lie


Script Rémi Bezançon
Script Alexander Abela


Producer Christophe Jankovic
Producer Valérie Schermann


Editing Sophie Reine


Music Laurent Perez


Maki Max Remaudin
Hassan Simon Abkarian
Le vieux sage Vernon Dobtcheff
Maki Alfred Schwarz
Hassan Mads M. Nielsen
Fortæller Troels II Munk
Mahmoud Sigurd Holmen Le Dous
Slaveejeren Jens Jacob Tychsen
Soula Mia Aunbirk
Bouboulina Jette Sievertsen
Kongen Niels Weyde
Pasha Mogens Sørensen
Zarafa Sara Poulsen

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Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2012-12-15
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Jacob Oersted Nielsen 2012-12-15
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2012-12-15
Anmeldelse BT Niels Lind Larsen 2012-12-13
Anmeldelse Information Liselotte Michelsen 2012-12-13
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Soeren Hermansen 2012-12-13
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2012-12-13
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