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The Tadpole and the Whale

La grenouille et la baleine

Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Canada, 1988
Comedy, Drama, Family


On their arrival in Mingan,on the north coast of the St-Lawrence’s Gulf, a couple notice a young girl floating in the ocean. Thinking saving her, they discover that, in fact, she’s able to stay a long time under water and was listening to the whale songs.

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The Tadpole and the Whale Directed by Jean-Claude Lord

Awards & Festivals

Genie Awards

1989 | Winner: Golden Reel Award

1989 | 3 nominations including: Best Screenplay, Original

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