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PG| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Xan (Alexander Michaletos) lives on a ranch in Kenya with his mother (Hope Davis) and father (Campbell Scott). When the family stumbles upon an abandoned baby cheetah one afternoon, Xan takes the cub in and begins to care for it as if it were his own. Over time, Xan grows incredibly attached to the cheetah, which the family names Duma. But some relationships cannot last, and in this case, Xan must learn the hard lesson that not all animals are meant to be domesticated.

Cast: Alexander Michaletos , Eamonn Walker , Campbell Scott , Hope Davis , Mary Makhatho , Nthabiseng Kenoshi , Jennifer Steyn , Nicky Rebello

Director: Carroll Ballard

Genres: Adventure

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Duma (2005)

Release Date: April 29th, 2005|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    A superior adventure film with a poetic heart. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This is precisely the kind of film that parents clamor for and rarely get: a substantive, stirring, Huck Finn-style saga that doesn't insult anyone's intelligence or mindlessly entertain with crass humor. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Duma is not a masterpiece, but its deficits recede into insignificance once you open yourself to the movie's mystery and visual splendor. show more

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