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Namu: My Best Friend

Namu, the Killer Whale

Directed by Laslo Benedek
United States, 1966
Drama, Adventure, Family


Biologist Hank discovers his calling when he studies an Orca whale. The sea creature becomes more than a subject of his research and morphs into a friend — one that Hank must protect when locals decide he’s threatening their livelihood.

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Namu: My Best Friend Directed by Laslo Benedek

Awards & Festivals

Gijón International Film Festival

1967 | Winner: Best Feature Film for Children (Young Audience Award (Enfants Terribles))

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