HIPPOCAMPE

V' 01

L' HIPPOCAMPE

Seahorse

Jean Painlevé
Frankreich, 1934
13min, OmeU

L' HIPPOCAMPE

Jean Painlevé
Frankreich, 1934
, 13min, OmeU

Production: 
Jean Painlevé
World Sales: 
Les Documents Cinématographiques 38 Avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris, Frankreich T 1 45 72 27 75, F 1 45 72 52 71
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/1:1,37/Schwarzweiß

The sea horse is the only vertical fish. The male sea horse has a pouch into which the female lays her eggs. They are surrounded then by a network of arterioles and veins which feeds the embryos. After approximately thirty days, the male undergoes a genuine form of childbirth, with contractions of the pouch to expel the embryos.