Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants
Water For Elephants

Film Details

Year

2011

Duration

115 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

Told using the cinematic device of the flashback, Water For Elephants sees Jacob studying to be a vet at one of America’s best universities during the Great Depression of the 1930s. He is just about to take his exams when he finds out that both of his parents have died in a car accident. Distraught, Jacob quits his studies and runs away, ending up on a train owned by a circus company. He is taken in by them and begins looking after the circus's maltreated collection of animals, including an elephant called Rosie. Jacob soon falls in love with circus performer Marlena, but she is married to his boss – the heartless man who trains the animals they all work with...

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12 Classification

Contains moderate violence, threat and brief nudity

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