Capitaine Achab / Captain Ahab (2007) DVD9
In this most ambitious film director Philippe Ramos throws caution to the wind and attempts to shed some light on Capitain Achab, the ill-fated hero of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick.

Mid-19th century. Northeastern 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. Determined to leave this prison-like existence, Achab escapes by making it appear that he is dead. He then begins a new life, free of all restraints, only to discover his passion for the sea. After having been taken in by a pastor, he enrolls in a naval academy. From then on, he lives only for his greatest passion, the ocean. Eventually becoming the formidable Captain Ahab, he embarks upon a never-ending battle with a mysterious white whale known as Moby Dick. Five people whose paths have crossed with that of Ahab recount his tragic fate, each describing a different stage of his life.

Director: Philippe Ramos
Cast: Denis Lavant, Virgil Leclaire, Dominique Blanc
Country: Sweden, France
Genre: Adventure, Drama

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:39:34 | 6.40 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Espanol

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:39:48 | 7.33 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais

Extras (no subs):
• "Capitaine Achab" by Philippe Ramos - A short film shot in 2003 before the long movie - 22 min.
• Interview with director Philippe Ramos by Yael Cohen - 9 min.

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