52nd edition

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


  • 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


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