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Duma (Widescreen Edition)
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Set in the exotic country of South Africa, this powerful adventure film tells the story of the unbreakable friendship between a cheetah named Duma--the Swahili word for male cheetah cub--and an intrepid young boy named Xan (Alexander Michaletos), who faces the true test of love when he must cross the whole of southern Africa to return his best friend to his rightful home in the wilderness. On his journey, Xan learns that everything always changes, but not love.]]>
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There is a fierce beauty to many of the scenes and close ups of the cheetah's face convey a kind of intelligence and dignity rarely seen on the screen or anywhere, for that matter.
The story is simple and remains true to the spirirt of the book. The screenplay adaptation is lean. But it is the extraordinary look of the movie that lingers in the mind. It casts a spell. As does the regal grace of the cheetah.
This simple story has no profound revelations, but rather a reminder of the grace and beauty of our world. Without going into detail, I found the acting, locations, cinematography, music, and especially the directing to be of the highest order.
I highly recommend this wonderful gem of a film.
The fictional plot is a bit contrived, but the film takes you in unexpectedly interesting directions through amazing landscapes. Carroll Ballard directed Never Cry Wolf as well as Fly Away Home and deserved better exposure with the promotion of Duma, the test-marketing of which in the U.S. Southwest was not very successful. Warner should have released the film in more places than Chicago and New York. It really deserved national release.
There is nothing about the film to date it. I expect Duma to be enjoyed by families for many years to come.
When I was on a flight to China I saw this movie 3 times after I returned home I brought my family to see it in Washington DC about 200 miles away (the closest showing).
After the movie the whole audience stud up and cheered?
The theater was packed with familes just like mine?
but this movie was breath-taking. everything about it was glorious and moving. i loved every minute of it. i really hope it picks up, or i just hope more people see it. it was so moving and certainly wasnt only a movie for children. it further shows the bond of human and animal in a beautiful atomesphere that anyone can enjoy.
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My kids loved the movie-- their only complaint was that the adventure sequences were a bit excessive-- how
many dangers can one kid face? Read more
Where do I start on reviewing this movie? In my personal opinion, this is an awesome movie and I personally love it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alyson Cooper
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