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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


    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.

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    Executive Producer :

    Sésame Films

    Foreign production companies :

    DFM Fiktion, Film i Väst

    French distribution :

    Dulac Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Arte France Cinéma

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    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Florence Borelly

    Author of original work :

    Herman Melville

    Screenwriter :

    Philippe Ramos

    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

    Foreign Producer :

    Olivier Guerpillon

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Grivel

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Desmet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Chloé Lorenzi

    Continuity supervisor :

    Charlotte Girard

    Music Composers :

    Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, Olivier Bombarda, Tonio Matias

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Grivel

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Sweden

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    Majority French (France, Sweden)

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    1 h 40 min

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    Dolby SRD

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