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White Mane (1953)
"Crin blanc: Le cheval sauvage" (original title)

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A boy comes across a white-haired wild horse in the Camargue. Ranchers seek to capture the horse, but it escapes. What will happen as the boy sets out to find the horse again? The film is ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
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Folco, the boy
Laurent Roche
Clan-Clan
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Le petit frère
Francois Perie
Charles Guillaume
Alain Colomb Daunant ...
(as Alain Colomb de Daunant)
Denys Colomb Daunant ...
(as Denys Colomb de Daunant)
Charles Fouhetty ...
(as Charles Fouchetty)
Pierre Bestieux
Pierre Moureaux-Nery
Jean-Pierre Grenier ...
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Frank Silvera ...
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A boy comes across a white-haired wild horse in the Camargue. Ranchers seek to capture the horse, but it escapes. What will happen as the boy sets out to find the horse again? The film is set in the gorgeous landscape of the Camargue, a marsh area in the south of France where the river Rhone meets the Mediterranean Sea. Written by <xaviermartin@hotmail.com>

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horse | boy | camargue | wild horse | freedom | See more »

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13 January 1954 (Denmark)  »

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French visa # 11908. See more »

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Reminiscent of Flaherty
3 August 2008 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

I was introduced to Albert Lamorisse's wonderful The Red Balloon way back in grade school, and it's just something I never forgot. It was the first French film I ever saw, though I didn't know that at the time. It's too bad that Lamorisse didn't make this earlier film without dialogue, as well, because it would be just as well known as its brother. It has so little dialogue and narration as it is, it's just a shame Lamorisse didn't consider the universality that a lack of dialogue would give the film. I think I might even like White Mane a tad better than The Red Balloon. The simple story is about a wild stallion named White Mane who is being hunted by a gang of ranchers. The hunt is observed by a young boy (Alain Emery), who becomes fascinated with the horse. When the ranchers fail to capture White Mane, the boy goes after him. Lamorisse began his film-making career as a documentarian, and this film reminds me a lot of some of the faux-documentaries made by Robert J. Flaherty, particularly Louisiana Story. The black and white cinematography is some of the most gorgeous I've ever seen. If not for an abrupt and unsatisfying ending, this would rank among my favorite films ever.


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