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Somewhere in Europe at the end of the 16th century… Poucet, the last-born to a peasant family, is a scrawny, unloved child. A punching-bag for his brothers, his distress is often cause for mockery. Times are hard, war devastates the region. A marauding band of soldiers pillages the family farm.
Famine drives Poucet’s parents to abandon their children.
Left to their own devices in an enormous forest, the children fight with wolves, and then with the soldiers, lead by the horrible Captain-Iron-Leg. But, most of all, they must confront the beast who haunts Poucet’s nightmares: the Ogre, child-eater. Held prisoner, the children escape from the monster’s den with the help of one his daughters.
Demonstrating heroic courage, Poucet steals the monster’s magic boots and puts an end to the war by becoming the king’s messenger. This journey of initiation, coupled with an exciting adventure, sees Poucet win the respect of his family by overcoming his fears.

Original Title Le petit poucet
Italian Title Pollicino
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 90'
Production Year 2001
Directed by Olivier Dahan

 regista Olivier DahanOLIVIER DAHAN

Olivier Dahan (born 26 June 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter. His third directed film, La Vie en rose, was one of the only French cinema films to win two Academy Awards,[citation needed] including the first acting Oscar in the French language.
In 1991, Olivier Dahan received a diploma in art at the Art school of Marseille, then shot several short subjects and clips.