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by Philippe Ramos


Loosely based on the character of Captain Ahab, protagonist of Hermann Melville’s famous novel “Moby Dick”, a reading of the life of a towering figure in American literature.

international title: Captain Achab
original title: Capitaine Achab
country: France, Sweden
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Ramos
release date: FR 13/02/2008
cast: Denis Lavant, Dominique Blanc, Isild Le Besco, Jean-François Stévenin, Catherine Mouchet, Mathieu Amalric
cinematography by: Laurent Desmet
film editing: Philippe Ramos
art director: Philippe Ramos, Christophe Sartori, Erika von Weissenberg
costumes designer: Marie-Laure Pinsard
producer: Florence Borelly
production: Sésame Films, DFM Fiktion


main awards/selection

Locarno International Film Festival 2007 International Competition:
Best Direction

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