V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

CAPITAINE ACHAB

V' 07

CAPITAINE ACHAB

CAPTAIN AHAB

Philippe Ramos
F, 2007
Fiction, 100min, OmeU

CAPITAINE ACHAB

Philippe Ramos
F, 2007
Fiction, 100min, OmeU

Actors: 
Denis Lavant
Ahab
Dominique Blanc
Anna
Bernard Blancan
Will Adams
Philippe Katerine
Schwiegervater
Virgil Leclaire
Ahab als Junge
Jean-François Stévenin
Ahabs Vater
Jean-Christophe Bouvet
König von England
Jean-Paul Bonnaire
Pfarrer
Jacques Bonnaffé
Starbuck
Hande Kodja
Louise
Carlo Brandt
Mulligan
Screenplay: 
Philippe Ramos nach Motiven von Herman Melville
Sound: 
Philippe Grivel
Camera: 
Laurent Desmet
Editor: 
Philippe Ramos
Composer: 
Philippe Grivel
Decoration: 
Philippe Ramos
Christophe Sartori
Erika von Weissenberg
Costume: 
Marie-Laure Pinsard

Production: 
Sésame Films 22 impasse Mousset 75012 Paris, Frankreich T 1 43 45 15 25 sesamefilms@wanadoo.fr
World Sales: 
Wide Management 40 rue Sainte-Anne 75015 Paris, Frankreich T 1 53 95 04 64 wide@widemanagement.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Loosely based on the character of Captain Ahab, protagonist of Herman Melville's famous novel «Moby Dick», Philippe Ramos's film offers his own reading of the life of a towering figure in American literature. It all begins in the mid-19th century, in the northeast of the United States. The young orphan Ahab is raised by his aunt, a pious and austere woman married to a dandy who has no qualms about using the whip to discipline the boy. Brave and bold, Ahab orchestrates a midnight escape from this prison-like existence by making it appear that he has died. He then begins a new life, free of all restraints, and discovers he has a passion for the sea. After having been temporarily taken in by a pastor, he enrols in a naval academy. From then on, he lives only for and through his greatest passion, the ocean. He becomes the formidable Captain Ahab and embarks upon a never-ending battle with a mysterious white whale known as Moby Dick. Capitaine Achab also relates to an earlier short film of the same title, and on the same subject, made by Ramos in 2003.

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