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Captain Ahab - © Olivier Brunet

Captain Ahab

A Feature film by Philippe Ramos

Produced by Sésame Films

Release in France : 13/02/2008

    Synopsis

    When Ahab's mother dies in childbirth, the infant's gruff father (Jean-Francois Stevenin) places his son in the care of his pious aunt Rose Mona Heftre). It is Rose who sparks the imagination of the young boy by teaching him to read the Bible, though when Ahab is reclaimed by his father a decade later the growing boy strives to become a hunter like his old man. Later, after Ahab warms to his father's lover Louise (Hande Kodja), the old man dies and the boy is sent back to his God-fearing aunt. Rejecting Rose and her abusive husband Henry (Philippe Katerine)'s unforginv brand of discipline and infuriated that his aunt confiscated the locket given to him by Louise, young Ahab boldly stages his own kidnapping as an ingenious escape plan.
     

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Sésame Films

    Foreign production companies :

    DFM Fiktion, Film i Väst

    French distribution :

    Sophie Dulac Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wide

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Florence Borelly

    Screenwriter :

    Philippe Ramos

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Desmet

    Production Manager :

    Fabrice Chevrollier

    Editor :

    Philippe Ramos

    Production Designers :

    Philippe Ramos, Christophe Sartori, Erika Von Weissenberg

    Costume designer :

    Marie-Laure Pinsard

    Still Photographer :

    Olivier Brunet

    Author of original work :

    Herman Melville

    Foreign Producer :

    Olivier Guerpillon

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Grivel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Chloé Lorenzi

    Continuity supervisor :

    Charlotte Girard

    Music Composers :

    Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, Olivier Bombarda, Tonio Matias

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Grivel

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Sweden

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Sweden)

    Production year :

    2007

    French release :

    13/02/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    112.281

    Visa issue date :

    19/11/2007

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

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    News (6)

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    Delegations (2)

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