Our author Ulf Lepelmeier earned the anime “ Belle ” a strong 4 stars in the official FILMSTARTS review. He not only praises the masterful visual implementation by Oscar-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda («Mirai — The Girl from the Future», «Summer Wars») and his team.
The fact that the film breaks an emotional lance for the power of human community and the intelligent demonstration of the pitfalls of virtual reality and social media environments are also highlighted as particularly positive:
The complete FILMSTARTS review of «Belle»
«Belle» will be released in German cinemas on June 9, 2022.
This is the story of «Belle»
» Belle » is the story of 17-year-old high school student Suzu (German voiceover: Lara Loft ) who lives with her father ( Marcus Off ) in a small mountain village. The teenager still hasn’t gotten over the death of her mother a few years ago, which is why she is extremely shy and reserved when interacting with other people.
But with the help of her only real friend Hiro ( Lea Kalbhenn ), Suzu joins «U», a gigantic virtual world with five billion members. Here she chooses the avatar Belle, a beautiful, confident singer who’s become a global superstar almost overnight. However, their first major concert appearance is disrupted by the menacing Beast ( Patrick Baehr ).
The otherwise timid girl is fascinated by the mysterious cyber creature. In search of an answer to the question of which real person could be hiding behind it, she starts talking to him. This is the starting signal for a journey full of adventure and love, in which the unlikely duo becomes closer, above all through the common search for their true self…
And these are the German voices
The German voice of Suzu/Belle is the singer, presenter, Twitch live streamer and audiobook speaker Lara Loft . The Bremen native’s previous synchro jobs include » Frozen 2 «, «Teen Titans: The Judas Mission» and video games such as «Rise Of The Tomb Raider» or «Fallout 4».
Also to be heard: Patrick Baehr, who, among other things , lets Ezra Miller speak German in » Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets » or » Zack Snyder’s Justice League «.
Here we have the original trailer for you — in Japanese with German subtitles. It is almost twice as long as its counterpart here and accordingly contains some additional scene excerpts:
Belle Trailer OmdU