Belle and Sebastian parents guide

Belle and Sebastian

A stray dog looks beautiful to a lonely child.

Overall B

Sebastian (Félix Bossuet), an orphaned child, befriends a stray dog that he names Belle, despite the fact all the villagers think the animal is a wild beast.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use B-

Why is Belle and Sebastian rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Belle and Sebastian Not Rated Not Rated

Run Time: 99 minutes

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Belle and Sebastian
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Belle and Sebastian rated Not Rated? Belle and Sebastian is rated Not Rated by the MPAA Not Rated

Violence: Animals are shot (on screen), some are injured (with some blood shown) and others are killed. Local farmers hunt a wild dog that is threating livestock with the intentions of killing the animal. Traps are set to catch a vicious “beast”. The peril the dog faces is extremely distressful for a young boy who has become attached to the stray. A child hangs from a rope over a cliff edge in an attempt to rescue a mountain goat. Animals and acts of nature injure humans, with some bloody wounds resulting. Poaching and smuggling are discussed. Characters’ lives are in danger when they help Jewish refugees escape. Nazi soldiers bully and harass villagers. Animals eat other creatures for food. A dog gets into a fight with a pack of wolves. An avalanche threatens lives. An adult betrays the trust of a child. A boy is locked up to keep him from interfering with a hunting party.

Sexual Content: A boy teases a woman about kissing her boyfriend. An orphaned child’s parentage is mysterious. A man flirts with a woman and kisses her neck. A soldier shows an unwanted interest in a local woman. A boy glances under a dog to determine the animal’s gender.

Language: Name-calling and racial slurs are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks often, occasionally until he is inebriated.Social drinking is shown. A child cleans an injured dog’s wounds with alcohol and injects the animal with medicine.

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Belle and Sebastian
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Belle and Sebastian is directed by Nicolas Vanier and stars Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Châtelier.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Belle and Sebastian movie is July 7, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Belle and Sebastian
Release Date: 7 July 2015
Belle and Sebastian releases to home video (DVD) with the following extras:
- English and French language Versions
- Making-of Featurette

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Other boys find solace with man’s best friend in the movies A Dog of Flanders (also set in France), My Dog Skip and Far From Home: The Adventures Of Yellow Dog. Villagers chant “kill the beast” in another story starring a character named Belle—Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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