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Les Hommes de la baleine

Les Hommes de la baleine

A Short film by Mario Ruspoli

Produced by Argos Films, Films Armorial

Production year : 1956

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Production and distribution

Executive Producers :

Argos Films, Films Armorial

Synopsis

In a small fishermen's village in the Azores, an enormous whale is being jointed, carved and stocked. Once this task is over, the whalers ready themselves for another hunt, a fascinating but trying and dangerous experience...

Subject

“A documentary of extraordinary importance, the film reveals that in some of the Azores islands sperm whales are hunted just like in the good old days of Moby Dick. Featuring an excellent commentary by Jacopo Berenizi, free enough to make highly instructive digressions without breaking the rhythm of the images…”

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Full credits (6)

Executive Producer :

Anatole Dauman

Sound Recordist :

Gilbert Rouget

Narration Writer :

Chris Marker

Directors of Photography :

Mario Ruspoli, Jacques Soulaire

Editors :

Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi

Narrator :

Gilles Quéant

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Documentary

Themes :

Ocean

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1956

Runtime :

28 min

Visa number :

21432

Visa issue date :

29/10/1958

Production formats :

16mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.37

Audio format :

Mono