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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1996 - 27 July.4 August

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Category: Edition 1996

When his mother dies, Martin, 12, leaves France for Africa to live with his father whom he doesn't know. The latter, head of a game reserve, welcomes him coldly. He seems more concerned by the unexplained absence of elephants from the reserve than by his son's arrival. With Fofana and Victor, his new friends, Martin discovers African life and partakes in a great adventure that leads him to a reconciliation with his father.

Original Title Le Maître des éléphants
Italian Title Il signore degli elefanti
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 95'
Production Year 1995
Nationality France
Directed by Patrick Grandperret
Screenplay Patrick Grandperret, Saskia Cohen Tanugi
Main cast Jacques Dutronc, Erwan Baynaud, Sotigui Kouyaté

 regista patrick grandperretPATRICK GRANDPERRET

Patrick Grandperret was born on October 24, 1946 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France. He is a director and writer, known for Mona et moi (1989) and Courts-circuits (1981).