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Capitaine Achab

Fortnight 2004, Short film, 22 mn.


This is the story of a little boy who one day lies down at the foot of a sand dune, exhausted by the violence and misery of the human world. The nearby ocean beckons to him, and the boy finds the strength to start a new life. Becoming a fierce, much-feared sea captain, he proudly bears his biblical name to the four corners of the globe, tirelessly pursuing a herd of sperm whales. One day, the invincible Ahab is dazzled by the appearance of a white whale, Moby Dick


Philippe Ramos

Philippe Ramos was born in the Drôme region in 1966. Self-trained, he began directing shorts at an early age. In 2002, he directed his first feature, Adieu pays, then in 2007 Capitaine Achab (Best Director’s award in Locarno).

Frédéric Bonpart
Mona Heftre
Pierre François Lacks
Valérie Crunchant

Philippe Ramos adapté de “Moby Dick” de Herman Melville

Laurent Desmet

Philippe Grivel

Sophie Deseuzes

Set decoration
Philippe Ramos

Production : Les Films Hatari 40, rue de Paradis 75010 Paris France tél : +33 (0)1 40 22 01 40 fax : +33 (0)1 40 22 01 39 co-Production : Arte (France) ventes à l’étranger : Les Films Hatari presse : Dimitri Larcher mob: +33 (0)6 61 75 71 61