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The Prince of the Pacific

The Prince of the Pacific

A Feature film by Alain Corneau

Produced by Ice 3

Release in France : 20/12/2000

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Ice 3

Foreign production company :

Mate Production

French distribution :

Fox France

Co-production :

TF1 Films Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

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1918. A French Navy ship steams into Fenua Poerava, alias Pearl Island, a lost paradise in the South Pacific.
The ships captain, Alfred de Morsac, a highly decorated WW1 veteran, is here to recruit and train a battalion of Oceanian Infantrymen.
Morsac is one of those intrepid heroes who “never say die,” the kind that could get by for a fortnight on one dead seagull. His courage and sense of duty sometimes border on recklessness and make him appear rather ridiculous. Landing on the island, he discovers a population of ancient warriors, the Hiva, living under the thumb of the vile, money-grabbing Commandant Lefebvre.
Morsac makes friends with Reia, the island’s child prince, who imagines him to be ‘Tefa’aora,’ he who, according to an old Tahitian legend, must free the people from their oppression.
Reia’s mother, Moeata, of French descent, has an entirely different take on things: for her, Morsac is nothing other than a ‘rotten European dog.’ Rapidly becoming an undesirable presence, Morsac is forced to flee, dragging Barnabé, a tender-hearted, but unwilling crook facing a twenty-year sentence, along with him. This frantic escape will take Morsac and Barnabé further than they could have ever imagined, overcome by a fate that surpasses their wildest dreams.
A lively adventure about men’s greed, the futility of power and the force of dreams.

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Full credits (20)

Executive Producers :

Louis Becker, Thierry Lhermitte

Dialogue Writers :

Laurent Chalumeau, Eric Collins, Alain Corneau

Director of Photography :

Patrick Blossier

Sound Assistant :

Bernard Chaumeil

Press Attaché (film) :

Isabelle Sauvanon

Sound Editor :

Laurent Quaglio

Continuity supervisor :

Carole Fèvre

Music Composer :

Deep Forest

Costume designers :

Christine Guégan, Corinne Jorry

Still Photographer :

Bertrand Laforet

Assistant Director :

Patrick Delabrière

Screenwriters :

Pierre Geller, Christian Biegalski, Laurent Chalumeau, Eric Collins, Thierry Lhermitte, Alain Corneau, Lucie Etxebarria

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Gamet

Production Manager :

Frédéric Blum

Editor :

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

Assistant editor :

Pauline Casalis

Production Designer :

Jean-Marc Kerdelhué

Stunt performers :

Jean-Louis Airola, Patrick Medioni

Sales agent :

Perrine Tézé

Location Manager :

Rémi Bergman

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Dolby SRD