Zarafa 10 years old


Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation and epic storytelling set among sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched desert, wind-swept mountains and open skies. Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him – as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, who orders him to deliver the exotic animal as a gift to King Charles of France.


Zarafa Cast

Name Character
Déborah François She was 28, now 35 years old as Zarafa adulte (voice)
Vernon Dobtcheff He was 80, now 88 years old as Le vieux sage (voice)
Roger Dumas He was 83, 84 years old when he died as Charles X (voice)
François-Xavier Demaison He was 41, now 49 years old as Malaterre (voice)
Philippe Morier-Genoud He was 71, now 78 years old as Saint-Hilaire (voice)
Thierry Frémont He was 52, now 60 years old as Moreno (voice)
Ronit Elkabetz She was 50, 51 years old when she died as Bouboulina (voice)
Simon Abkarian He was 53, now 60 years old as Hassan (voice)
Mohamed Fellag He was 61, now 72 years old as Mahmoud (voice)
Mostéfa Stiti He was 68, now 79 years old as Pacha
Max Renaudin He was 13, now 24 years old as Maki (voice)

Zarafa Crew

Name Department
Rémi Bezançon as Director. He was 44 (now 51) years old Directing
Rémi Bezançon as Writer. He was 44 (now 51) years old Writing
Sophie Reine as Editor. She was 62 (now 69) years old Editing
Jean-Christophe Lie as Director. He was 42 (now 52) years old Directing
Alexander Abela as Writer. Writing
Christophe Jankovic as Producer. Production
Valérie Schermann as Producer. Production
Laurent Perez del Mar as Original Music Composer. He was 37 (now 48) years old Sound
Zarafa poster
Zarafa (10 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Budget: 10750000.00