This June 2, Vaillante is unveiled on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD: the thrilling story of a young girl who defies prohibitions to become a firefighter, an exclusively male profession. Here are 5 good reasons to discover this exceptional animated film.
A story that brings generations together
We are in New York in the 1920s and Georgia, 6, has only one dream in mind: to become a firefighter, like her dad Shawn. Unfortunately, at that time, only men were allowed to practice this profession.
About ten years later, the resurgence of strange fires pushes Shawn to form a new shock squad, handpicked. Georgia, determined to finally fulfill her destiny, seizes this opportunity, and pretends to be a man in order to join the brigade. To achieve her goals, she must break codes and prohibitions, and prove to her father that she has the necessary qualities for this job.
Vaillante is a story that will appeal to young and old alike, with a powerful adventure story highlighting messages that speak to everyone.
A message of equality and emancipation
Subtly raising awareness, Vaillante is centered on a strong idea: a girl can do as many things as a boy, and her career should not be dictated by her gender.
But that’s not all since the film released on February 2, 2022 at the cinema and which has accumulated 1.3 million admissions also reveals a touching reflection on education and the overprotection that parents can sometimes show, for fear to see their children fly with their own wings.
Passion, courage and abnegation are also values highlighted in this very first co-production by Theodore Ty and Laurent Zeitoun. The latter had already co-produced and co-scripted Ballerina, which had attracted more than 12 million spectators worldwide, evoking these same themes, in the context of ballet.
A dive into the world of firefighters
Although fascinating, the world of firefighters remains relatively little explored in cinema, and even less in the world of animation. Paying homage to this fascinating world gives Vaillante unparalleled dramatic potential.
It’s a winning choice that allows you to immerse yourself in this environment and all the inventory it entails: the red truck cutting through the streets at full speed, the water lance and its spectacular pressure, the dizzying scale… Everything is there. to offer the sensational with a nice pinch of suspense.
A unique artistic and visual direction
The context of Vaillante allows a dive into the New York of the 1920s and 1930s, with the atmosphere so characteristic of the Roaring Twenties. The artistic direction takes up this atmosphere and sublimates it with bright and powerful colors and a singular design.
Here we are taken on a magnificent stroll between an old-fashioned New York barracks and the retro theaters of Broadway! Special mention to the aesthetics given to Georgia’s great rival: a nebulous arsonist with red eyes and mysterious motivations…
An impressive cast
A strong message and theme, a choice aesthetic…: Vaillante could have stopped there. But that’s not all since this feature film offers a cast of first choice, carried by starred actors. It is none other than Vincent Cassel who lends his voice to Shawn, he who is used to animated films with Ice Age, The Little Prince, Les Lascars…
Georgia, meanwhile, is superbly doubled by Alice Pol (Supercondriaque, RAID Dingue…), while Valérie Lemercier, Elie Semoun and Claudia Tagbo are also in the game! On the English voice side, we find Olivia Cooke, Laurie Holden, but also Kenneth Branagh: just that!
Discover the animated film Vaillante, available on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD.
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Vincent Cassel and Alice Pol in an animated film about firefighters: 5 good reasons to (re)watch Vaillante on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD