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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

Capitaine Achab

Fortnight 2004, Short film, 22 mn.

Synopsis

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

Director

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

Screenplay
Philippe Ramos adapté de “Moby Dick” de Herman Melville

Image
Laurent Desmet

Sound
Philippe Grivel

Editing
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 jl@lesfilmshatari.com co-Production : Arte (France) ventes à l’étranger : Les Films Hatari presse : Dimitri Larcher mob: +33 (0)6 61 75 71 61 dimitrilarcher@wanadoo.fr