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Man of Aran (1934)

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In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.

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Complete credited cast:
Colman 'Tiger' King ...
A Man of Aran
Maggie Dirrane ...
His Wife
Michael Dirrane ...
Their Son
Pat Mullin ...
Shark Hunter
Patch 'Red Beard' Ruadh ...
Shark Hunter
Patcheen Faherty ...
Shark Hunter
Tommy O'Rourke ...
Shark Hunter
'Big Patcheen' Conneely of the West ...
Canoeman
Stephen Dirrane ...
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In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.

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25 April 1934 (UK)  »

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Die Männer von Aran  »

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The islanders hunt a basking shark for its oil, but they hadn't done so in generations. The filmmakers had to bring an Inuit hunter to show them how to do it as their ancestors might have. See more »

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Referenced in Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976) See more »

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Why Isn't It On Video?
7 February 2003 | by (Weymouth, MA) – See all my reviews

I taped "Man of Aran" back in 1992 off a TV broadcast. I'm glad I still have it, because I'm certain I've never seen it on the air since. My father grew up on the smallest of the Aran Islands (hence my user ID), and I heard quite a bit about the film before finally seeing it. The baby girl in the crib, for instance, grew up to marry the brother of our one-time neighbor. Dad also assured me that Robert Flaherty didn't follow the islanders around unobtrusively with his camera, but staged all the action. Hunting sharks, for instance, may still have been done at the turn of the last century, but not by the 1930's. That same year (1992), Dad came across Robert Flaherty's daughter at an Irish festival. She mentioned that she had some unused footage from "Man of Aran" back home in New Hampshire. That would be great to see on a DVD version. Of course, who knows what kind of shape that film stock is in by now? Call it a 'documentary fantasy' if you will (which the British film magazine Sight & Sound did). To me, it will always be a powerful look at how harsh, and beautiful, it is to live off the sea.


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