Manou the Swift

Plot Summary

MANOU grows up believing he is a seagull like his parents. He strives to swim, fish and fly like them but seems not very gifted. At Summer race he discovers Why. To his great shock he finds out he was adopted as an offspring of the much-hated Swifts. His family still stands by him, claiming he is a bird like them. Especially his seagull brother Luc admires him wildly. One night MANOU fails to guard the eggs and surrenders one to the rats. The seagulls are outraged and MANOU is expelled from home. Utterly disappointed he retreats and stumbles across Parcival, a funny Guinea Fowl who cannot fly but turns out to be a deep-rooted pal. MANOU checks out the swifts‘ way with his new buddies Yusuf and Poncho when he bumps into Kalifa, a stunning lady swift. Suddenly he is struck by an entangling flirt on top of all other troubles. Stakes are high as Rats hijack Swift eggs and a big Storm threatens the Seagulls. MANOU is committed to save them both – courageous like a seagull and inventive like a swift.


With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union.

Category Animation
Original title Manou the Swift
Genre CGI Animated Feature Film
Target Audience Family
Status Completed
Running Time 88 min.
Language English (OV)
Script Axel Melzener and Andrea Block
Production Companies Luxx Film
Producers Andrea Block, Christian Haas
Director Christian Haas, Andrea Block
Cast Kate Winslet, Willem Dafoe
Format 1:1,78, theatrical material on DCP
Sound 5.1, 2.0
Year of Production 2018
Release 28.02.2019

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