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Out In the Open

A Feature film by Luis Armando Roche

Produced by Morelba Productions

Release in France : 25/06/1997


    Alexandre Von Humboldt is devoting his twilight years to writing about his discoveries when he learns of the death of Aimé Bonpland. The two naturalists haven't seen each other for more than fifty years, since the French doctor's return to South America to complete his collections but above all to study the Indians, half-breeds and peons, among whom he has just passed away. As he looks back on some of the most remarkable incidents of his journey to Venezuela with Bonpland, Humboldt relives the moments that they spent together : their youth, their enthusiasm, their thirst for new scientific and human knowledge and, above all, their amazing quest to find the Casiquiare river, linking the Orinoco to the Amazon...

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Morelba Productions

    French distribution :

    Colifilms Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Productions Bleu Blanc Rouge, Producciones 800 CA

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    "Beyond its historic context, this film is above all the true story of a friendship, the real-life encounter of two worlds. Motivated by the same cause, the love of people and nature, Humboldt and Bonpland, set off to discover the New World and meet Pedro, the school teacher. These men from differents worlds, separated by the oceans and their culture, come into contact. They have something in common, beyond the things that they have learnt. They discover each other on the basis of their love of Humanity. The beautiful thing is this common initiation. And the wonderful thing was that the very same thing occurred on the set between the members of a Franco-Venezuelan crew who discovered one another in completing the film." (Morelba Pacheco, producer)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Morelba Pacheco

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Espagne, Luis Armando Roche

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurent Guyot

    Production Designer :

    Gérard Rommer

    Costume designer :

    Eva Ivanyi

    Sound Recordist :

    Ismael Cordeiro

    Director of Photography :

    Vitelbo Vasquez

    Editor :

    Esperance Ruiz

    Music Composer :

    Federico Ruiz

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Venezuela, France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Venezuela, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

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