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The Enigma of the Great Menhir

The Enigma of the Great Menhir

A Short film by Marie-Anne Sorba, Jean-Marc Cazenave

Produced by Fred Hilgemann Films

Production year : 2016

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Participants (5)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Fred Hilgemann Films

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7,000 years ago, the people who lived on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean erected thousands of large stones on which they carved symbols, whose meaning had always remained a mystery. But a team of researchers under the direction of the archeologist Serge Cassen (CNRS) managed to decipher this symbolic language. This discovery, achieved using new technology, brings us a new perspective on Europe in prehistoric times. Somewhere between history and mythology, a story emerges of the conquerors of the oceans.


With the participation of France Télévisions networks (France 5/France 3 Nord-Ouest) and the Program Production Unit of local networks supported by the Region of Brittany (Tébésud, Tébéo, TVR).

Photos (3)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Thomas Godart

Voice-over :

Julien Leconte

Directors of Photography :

Olivier Barbier, Alain Auzer, Antoine Vidaling

Production Manager :

Jean-Marc Cazenave

Music Composers :

Mheni Amazouz, Éric Lavallade, Christian Obeltz

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Compain

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Auteur documentary, Fairy tale

Themes :

Science, Architecture, Environment, Ocean

Production language :

French, Spanish

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

52 min 1 seconds

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