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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 ...
Stephen Dirrane ...
Pat McDonough ...


Vincent Browne profiles the documentary film Man Of Aran, which was first released in 1934 and is now... See full synopsis »

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25 April 1934 (UK)  »

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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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A Spectacular depiction of man and nature
26 April 2004 | by (Bow, NH) – See all my reviews

I rented this from Netflix recently. Visually, this picture is stunning. Some of the finest filming of the sea I've ever seen. The minimalist story really isn't much, just an attempt to provide some excuse for various actions in the film. This film is really not a documentary at all. One of the special features on the DVD is a short film called "Making the Myth" (or something like that), which is all about how the film was made, how Flaherty scripted various scenes, etc. As noted in the a previous review, the entire shark scene was something Flaherty pushed, recognizing that shark hunting sells. However, according to "Making the Myth," basking shark hunting had gone out over 50 years earlier. Apparently Flaherty also thought that, if he got people hunting the sharks for his move, they might start it up again as a local industry. We found a good portion of the dialogue almost unintelligible. Especially at the start, we thought they we speaking Gaelic! Still, the dialogue is really unnecessary. Flaherty uses old fashioned dialogue cards, like in a silent film, to explain what's coming up. Overall, this was a very interesting film to watch. Since it's just over an hour long, it's a good one to see when you have some time but don't want to commit to any "Major Movie Event!"

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