The Boy who wanted to be a Bear

Anja Dalhoff, Denmark, 1999

31 min.DK/Short fictionChildren''s films

The 12-year-old Pablo dreams of becoming initiated as a bear, i.e. the chosen representative of a village, the one in contact with the gods. Pablo, however, does not attend to his job as a shepherd, and is consequently punished by the gods. After consulting the local medicine man he is sent off to work at a coffee plantation, but eventually his father comes for him. Pablo is going to participate in the annual pilgrimage to the God of the Snow Mountains, and as a result of that his dream of becoming initiated as a bear is awakened once more.
Basic information Credits
Original title El niño que quería ser oso
Danish title Drengen der ville være bjørn
Keywords Peru, Incas, Religion, Rituals, Andes, The, Inca culture
Director Anja Dalhoff
Screenplay Anja Dalhoff
Producer Thomas Gammeltoft
Director of Photography Huberto Valera Rosales
Editor Birger Møller Jensen
Sound Morten Bøttzauw
Composer Pachatusan Inkari
Appearance Raymundo Huamán Quispe, Raymundo Huamán Quispe, Casiana Callanaupa Quispe
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Angel Films A/S
Technical info color, Sound
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Angel Productions
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Anja Dalhoff


Script Anja Dalhoff
Idea Rodrigo Morales


Producer Thomas Gammeltoft


Cinematography Huberto Valera Rosales


Stills Anja Dalhoff
Stills Rodrigo Morales


Editing Birger Møller Jensen


Music Pachatusan Inkari


Sound Morten Bøttzauw

Other credits

Consultant Rodrigo Morales


Pablo Raymundo Huamán Quispe
Far Raymundo Huamán Quispe
Mor Casiana Callanaupa Quispe

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