MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,103 this week

Le ciel et la boue (1961)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 155 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 2 critic

In September, 1959, six Europeans leave Cook's Bay on the southern coast of Dutch New Guinea, now West Papua or Irian Jaya, to trek north to the far side of the island. The journey (450 ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7617 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 3606 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 15 Oct 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 27 Nov 2012
 
a list of 4532 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Le ciel et la boue (1961)

Le ciel et la boue (1961) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Le ciel et la boue.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The ageing Countess discovers that the blood of a maid can temporarily restore her youth and great beauty. She falls in love with a dashing young soldier but is compelled to kill again and ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Grau
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Espartaco Santoni, Ewa Aulin
Serengeti (1959)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Bernhard Grzimek
Stars: Bernhard Grzimek, Holger Hagen, Hermann Rockmann
Scratch Harry (1969)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A wife discovers that her husband is cheating on her. Enraged, she puts together a plan to take her revenge on him. What she doesn't know is that her husband has a similar plan in mind for ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Matter
Stars: Harry Walker Staff, Victoria Wilde, Christine Kelly
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Robert Flaxman, Daniel Goldman
Stars: Anna Welsh, Robin Rutledge, Joel Cohn
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A young, moist, buxom teen vixen finds herself hurled into an odyssey of forbidden sex and unspeakable violence after an innocent evening dabbling in the occult. What started as a simple ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Louis Lewis
Stars: Jonathan Louis Lewis, Chris Lewis, Minh Bao
Private Parts (1972)
Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio. The lodgers are odd, Aunt Martha is a moralizer obsessed ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bartel
Stars: Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, John Ventantonio
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Superhero Kronos, from a distant galaxy, tangles with mad scientist Cameron Mitchell over the fate of mankind.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Antonio Cantafora, Cameron Mitchell, José Luis Ayestarán
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A man suffers from the curse of lyncanthropy and seeks out the aid of a German doctor and his wife who are experts in the occult. Unknowingly, the cursed man has summoned two vampires ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique López Eguiluz
Stars: Paul Naschy, Dyanik Zurakowska, Manuel Manzaneque
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Francis Girod
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, Mascha Gonska
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi
Fiona (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Heavily fictionalised 'autobiography' of 70s sex superstar Fiona Richmond.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke
Stars: Fiona Richmond, Anthony Steel, David Cole
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The rise and fall of Nazi Germany in part through the use of classical allegory.

Director: Louis Clyde Stoumen
Stars: Marlene Dietrich
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Gerard Delloye ...
Himself
Tony Saulnier ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herve de Maigret ...
Himself
William Dexter ...
Narrator (English version) (as William Peacock)
Jan Sneep ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

In September, 1959, six Europeans leave Cook's Bay on the southern coast of Dutch New Guinea, now West Papua or Irian Jaya, to trek north to the far side of the island. The journey (450 miles, as a crow flies) across unmapped territory took seven months; three Muyu porters died. Near both coasts, the expedition met villagers who invited them to observe rituals and live with them. In the interior, all villagers kept them at bay, and they depended on air lifts from Hollandia for food and supplies. They climbed above 10,000 feet, built 14 bridges, and fought leeches and malaria. The narrator focuses on describing Stone Age savages, headhunters, and cannibals. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Men of the Space Age Meet Men of the Stone Age-Incredible-But True...IT EXISTS TODAY!

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sky Above and Mud Beneath  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofed in The Cat Above and the Mouse Below (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Help is only a radio away...
10 January 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was growing up I imagined adventurers to be fearless daredevils who travelled into unknown lands by themselves. Boy was I wrong. Apparently the only people who could afford to travel in the older days were rich society men who you can bet would never carry anything by themselves. This documentary was the academy award in 1960, but when viewed by today's standards looks like it is full of a bunch of whimps. The "adventurers" never lift a finger themselves and when any sort of danger arrives they radio for help. Having supplies airlifted to you at the drop of a dime isn't very impressive if you ask me.


3 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie is an extra on... pb54
Quite a Story solarblast
Discuss Le ciel et la boue (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?