Fiction

CAPITAINE ACHAB

CAPTAIN AHAB
Philippe Ramos
FRA 2007
100min
V'07

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.

Credits
  • 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
  • Philippe Ramos nach Motiven von Herman Melville
  • Philippe Grivel
  • Laurent Desmet
  • Philippe Ramos
  • Philippe Grivel
  • Philippe Ramos
  • Christophe Sartori
  • Erika von Weissenberg
  • Marie-Laure Pinsard
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