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FULL SYNOPSIS

Two lifelong friends set off on a remarkable adventure in this animated feature. Azur ([[Performer~P476567~Rayan Mahjoub~rayanmahjoub]]) is an orphaned boy living in 18th century France, where he's being raised by Jenane ([[Performer~P263875~Hiam Abbass~hiamabbass]]), a nurse of Arab heritage who cares for the boy alongside her own son, Asmar ([[Performer~P476568~Abdelsselem Ben Amar~abdelsselembenamar]]). Jenane regales the boys with tales of the mysterious Fairy Djinn, a magical creature with great powers but equally great protectors at her disposal. Azur is sent away to school, but when he returns home as a grown man (now voiced by [[Performer~P331029~Cyril Mourali~cyrilmourali]]), he finds Jenane and Asmar have gone. Convinced the Fairy Djinn is responsible, Azur hops a ride aboard a sailing ship and sets out to find the Djinn as well as his friends. However, in time Azur meets up with Asmar (now voiced by [[Performer~P583782~Karim M'Ribah~karimmribah]]) only to discover he and his mother are also searching for the powerful Djinn for their own purposes. Now that his best friend has become a competitor in the race to find the Djinn, Azur recruits a team of helpers to aid him as he tries to beat Asmar in their game. Azur and Asmar received its world premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 21, 2006

Cast

Nigel Pilkington
as Asmar
Suzanna Nour
as Jenane
Nigel Lambert
as Crapoux
Leopold Benedict
as Azur as a Child
Freddie Benedict
as Asmar as a Child
Imogen Bailey
as Princess Chamsous Sabah
Emma Tate
as The Djinn Fairy
Suzanne David
as The Elf Fairy
Sean Barrett
as Wise Man Yoda
Keith Wickham
as The Father
Cyril Mourali
as Azur
Hiam Abbass
as Jenane
Patrick Timsit
as Crapoux
Rayan Mahjoub
as Azur as a Child
Abdelsselem Ben Amar
as Asmar as a Child
Sofia Boutella
as The Elf Fairy
Olivier Claverie
as Wis Man Yoda
Jacques Pater
as The Father
Franck-Olivier Bonnet
as additional voice
Mohamed Damraoui
as additional voice
Michel Elias
as additional voice
Nicolas Lormeau
as additional voice
Sonia Mankai
as additional voice
Mohamed Ourdache
as additional voice
Hichem Rostom
as additional voice
Mahmoud Said
as additional voice
Hichem Yacoubi
as additional voice

Crew

Michel Ocelot
Director
Virginie Guilminot
Producer
George Roubicek
Screenwriter
Michel Ocelot
Screenwriter
Michel Ocelot
Dialogue Writer
Jean-Pierre Arquie
Musical Direction/Supervision
Gabriel Yared
Composer (Music Score)
Michéle Péju
Editor
Anne-Lise Lourdelet-Koehler
Production Designer
Andrea Occhipinti
Co-producer
Patrick Quintet
Co-producer
Stephane Sorlat
Co-producer
Philip Boeffard
Associate Producer
Jacques Bled
Associate Producer
Eve Machuel
Executive Producer
Jean-Jacques Benhamou
Executive Producer
Jean Marie Benamou
Executive Producer
Lionel Kerjean
Set Designer
Xavier Riffault
Set Designer
Emmanuel Guille
Set Designer
Eric Serre
Set Designer
Thomas Desjonqueres
Sound/Sound Designer
Cyril Holtz
Sound/Sound Designer
Pierrick Brault
Supervisor/Manager
Etienne Pecheux
Supervisor/Manager
Christophe Barnouin
Animator
Magali Bouchet
Animator
Jean-Claude Charles
Animator
Yolande LeBec
Continuity
Nicolas Combecave
Model Effects
Scott Stroman
Conductor
Mohamed Ouechni
Musical Performer
Michel Ocelot
Character Design
Virginie Taravel
Model Effects
David Temple
Conductor
Gabriel Yared
Conductor
Anne-Lise Lourdelet-Koehler
Character Design
Xavier Riffault
Character Design
Xavier Duval
Model Effects
Eric Serre
Assistant Director
Eric Serre
Properties
Eric Serre
Character Design
Emmanuel Guille
Properties
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