The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells

  • Director: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
  • Writer: Tomm Moore,Fabrice Ziolkowski
  • Countries of origin: Ireland, Belgium, France, United Kingdom
  • Language: English, Irish Gaelic
  • Release date: June 22, 2016
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Таємниця абатства Келс
  • "The Secret of Kells" is a cartoon launched by Les Armateurs, Vivi Film, Cartoon Saloon and other companies, directed by Tomm Moore , Nora Tomei , and dubbed by Brendan Gleeson , Mickey Larry, Evan McGuire, etc. The film was released in France on January 30, 2009   .
    "The Secret of Kells" is based on the Irish Christian illustrated manuscript " BOOK of Kells ", telling the story of a young man with ideals overcoming many difficulties to draw the scriptures   .


    • Release date June 22, 2016
    • Filming locations Cartoon Saloon, The Maltings, Tilbury Place, James' Street, Kilkenny, Kilkenny County, Ireland
    • Production companies Les Armateurs, Vivi Film, Cartoon Saloon

    Box office


    $8,000,000 (estimated)

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    • By Ellen 2022-04-23 07:04:48

      Inside and outside the fence

      At the beginning, it was a whispered narration, with a murmur of mystery and legacy, telling the hope in the fragile depths, turning the darkness into light.

      How can we stop the invasion of darkness and despair, cast high walls, or go out into the unknown distance to create and spread knowledge and hope. It reminds me of Attack on Titan, the wall can never withstand fear and enemies, and it will always collapse. The high wall represents the self-preservation and the flimsy and false...

    • By Cristina 2022-04-23 07:04:48

      Celtic elves

      Writing can't be hidden behind high walls, it must be spread to the world and enlighten people's minds.
      Brandon completed the unfinished mission of Brother Itami and returned to his uncle with the Book of Iona.
      I was wrong, I shouldn't have stopped you, but at the time, you were just a kid.
      The uncle repented of his former self. In order to resist the attack of the northern Vikings, the uncle, the abbot of Kells, gave up drawing scriptures and led everyone to build a high wall to...

    • By Granville 2022-04-23 07:04:48

      Visual feast, spiritual journey

      Watching "The Secret of the Book of Kells" turned out to be amazing.
          First of all, I am amazed at the painting of the film. A Book of Kells seems to be roaming in a mysterious and beautiful secret realm. Every shot is a beautiful picture. The film has a strong Irish style, as if taking people back to the ancient and mysterious history of Northern Europe and Ireland. .
          The film paintings use various geometric figures and colors to show extremely beautiful compositions rich in...

    • By Kaylee 2022-04-23 07:04:48

      The confrontation of nations, the fusion of religions and the inheritance of civilization

      There are many ethnic groups within the wall, including the Irish Celts who converted to the new religion Christianity, led by Brandon, as well as blacks and people (Tang) who are probably from China. Outside the walls, the barbarian Vikings who ravaged Europe, belonged to a branch of the Germanic language family. Vikings were brutal by nature and were born pirates. They are so frightening that not even a high wall can stop them. The film shows us the Celts versus the Vikings, and the budding...

    • By Leann 2022-04-22 07:01:53

      so shocking

      Exceptionally beautiful cartoon.

      The imagination is amazing, rooted in the ancient and profound Celtic culture, and it is beyond the reach of first-class American animations such as "Robot Wall-E" and "Flying House".

      Every frame is beautiful, from the overall composition to the finer details. The catchy Celtic music sets the overall tone beautiful and powerful. In contrast, Miyazaki's films are a bit complicated and weird.

      The invading Norsemen are portrayed as the...

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    • By Ezra 2022-03-28 09:01:13

      Best animated feature film to date. I love Ireland. | 2013.03.16 Screening on the eve of St Patrick's Day, the IFI hall was full, and the programmers watched the entire film on the shoulders of the pillow. After the show, I went to O'Neills to share an Irish Lamb Stew, and then passed the Grafton full of green hats to ride the Ferris wheel. . It's a life I never imagined before coming to...

    • By Chesley 2022-03-28 09:01:13

      European animation is also very...

    • By Aditya 2022-03-28 09:01:13

      The picture is very beautiful, and the style of painting is very special. Compared with the past, it suddenly shines. Under this premise, I think the shortcomings of the story are forgivable. I think it's good to see some stories that are different from American animation stories. In addition, the music of this film is also very...

    • By Jane 2022-03-28 09:01:13

      The picture is fresh and simple but not simple. Religious movies don't appeal to me enough. But the story of the elf and the little boy is still very...

    • By Braden 2022-03-28 09:01:13

      7 points. The exquisiteness of the picture is amazing, almost every detail in the background is so perfect, and with the illusory music, the whole movie, especially the first half, is full of dreamlike feeling. But the characters supported by the gorgeous background are more general, and the bigger problem is that the first half of the movie is dreamy and then the second half begins to be realistic, making the style of the whole movie very...

    Movie plot

    The so-called fate, will always inadvertently undergo earth-shaking changes. Twelve-year-old Brendan ( voiced by Evan McGuire ) apparently does not realize that what awaits him will be a thorny road full of endless adventures, adventures and dangers, forcing him to have to deal with Vikings and a heart-wrenching road. The sinister tyrant fights to the death, because he has an important task, he must find a crystal stone, and then...
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    With its near-perfect image design, beautiful picture composition and pleasant national-style soundtrack, the film allows the audience to take this ancient and beautiful boat, roaming in the exotic and unforgettable   . (Comments by Li Xue and Wang Jun)
    The film is full of European regional style, with its unique and melodious and ethereal soundtrack and beautiful decorative paintings, it brings the audience into this story of love,...
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    Movie quotes

    • [repeated line]

      Abbot Cellach: No! Not yet... Not yet!

    • Aidan: Old fools should learn to keep quiet.

      Brendan: Unless young fools want to listen.

    • Aidan: Me and white Pangur / Two who relish bundles of art / Me pursuing that which does not come easy / Slippery Pangur hunts prey / Fame or repute I seek not / As I turn ink into glowing light / Little does Pangur value the words of a prophet / He would much prefer a mouse to a book...