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Le Saphir de Saint-Louis

Le Saphir de Saint-Louis

A Short film by José Luis Guerín

Produced by Perspective Films

Production year : 2015


It is in the chapel of the marine ex-voto in the cathedral Saint-Louis, in La Rochelle, that we can contemplate the picture which testifies of the tragedy known by The Sapphire, in 1741. This slave ship becalmed for days and days in intertropical waters, transported two hundred and seventy one slaves and thirty crew members. This small picture is like a secret door in the cathedral which opens to the big Story.

Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Perspective Films


The film was co-produced by the Festival International du Film de La Rochelle and Perspective Films;

Photos (10)

Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

Gaëlle Jones

Sound Recordist :

Benoît Perraud

Screenwriter :

José Luis Guerín

Assistant Operator :

Olivier Jacquin

Editor :

Nuria Esquerra

Music Composer :

Jorge Arriagada

Narrator :

André Wilms

Assistant director :

Kiowa Le Clec’h

Executive Producer :

Gaëlle Jones

Director of Photography :

Nicolas Contant

Production managers :

Gaëlle Jones, Anne-Charlotte Girault

Sound Editor :

Marisol Nievas

Sound Mixer :

Marisol Nievas

Technical details

Short film

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Auteur documentary, Research - Experimental, Legend

Themes :

History, Architecture, Legends

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

34 min 55 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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