THE DOLPHIN BOY

L'ENFANT DAUPHIN

By Marc LEVIE

NEWART PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Children's - Development 2011

Quentin, a little boy, flees from a hospital and hides aboard a barge to head for the sea. He will fight against obstacles, with the help from two other youngsters. He gradually transforms into a dolphin and needs for water. He will try to come to his origins...

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Children's, Family, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marc LEVIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean-Pierre BERCKMANS, Marc LEVIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Frédéric CHANTEUX (NewArt Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • The story sets in the 1970's. Quentin, 11 years old, is in a hospital because of a mysterious illness. The doctors find out that he has interesting abilities akin to a dolphin features, so make treatments about him. Quentin decides to flee from the hospital and hides aboard a barge.
      He meets Pauline, a little girl, whom he will fall in love with.
      Through rivers, they both try to reach the sea. They confront many dangers, full of adventure and surprises.
      On the way, they meet Freddy, a young ruffian who quickly becomes an accomplice. Visited by strange premonitions, Quentin soon finds he has incredible faculties in the water, connected to his fast-moving physical transformation. He even saves Freddy from drowning.
      Little by little, they come to understand that Quentin is not sick; he’s turning into a dolphin!
      The two mothers try to bring Pauline home and Quentin back to the hospital. A mysterious character, that turns out to be Quentin’s father, follows the children throughout the journey.
      Will Quentin, who gradually transforms into a dolphin, manage to reach the sea, and meet his aquatic relatives?
    • Partners & financing
    • Looking for buyers, distributors and co-production (Europe and America)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2011
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