Down 25,797 this week

Island Fishermen (1959)
"Pêcheur d'Islande" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 23 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot


(novel), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 115 titles
created 24 Jul 2011
a list of 423 titles
created 12 May 2014

Related Items

Search for "Island Fishermen" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Island Fishermen (1959)

Island Fishermen (1959) on IMDb 5.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Island Fishermen.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In einer TV-Sendung bezeichnet Professor Paulet den im Algerienkrieg gefallenen Capitaine Caron als Folterer und Mörder. Dessen Witwe zieht mit der in Kriegsprozessen unerfahreren Anwältin ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Stars: Jacques Perrin, Nicole Garcia, Charles Denner
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crab tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Stars: Jean Rochefort, Claude Rich, Jacques Perrin
Z (1969)
Certificate: M Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Ramuntcho (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Stars: François Guérin, Mijanou Bardot, Gaby Morlay
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Directors: Jacques Dupont, Pierre Schoendoerffer
Stars: Jean Négroni, Mokhi, Uroz


Cast overview:
Juliette Mayniel ...
L'armateur Mével
Sylvestre Moan
Joëlle Bernard ...
Michel Garland ...
Albert Dinan ...
Sylvain Levignac
Danièle Dali
Claude Figus
Mag-Avril ...
Moustache ...
Le gendarme
Alain Saury ...
Le curé


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »





Release Date:

24 June 1959 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Island Fishermen  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Version of Island Fishermen (1924) See more »


La Complainte de Gaud
Written by Louiguy
Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
Performed by Colette Renard
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Based on novel?
29 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Pierre Loti's book took place at the end of the nineteenth century.The script writers transposed it to the late fifties ,and they kept the proper nouns (though Gaud became Gaude) and no much more.For instance Gaude's father becomes Yann's boss ;besides she is wooed by a white-collar dandy who becomes her squeeze' rival -although the latter has a lover too-.There is no Iceland like in the book,almost all the story taking place in Concarneau ,Brittany."Pêcheur D'Islande " is the name of Yann's old tub!And the young Sylvester who dies in a war during his military service gets drowned.And Gaud does not lose her father ,so she does not have to earn her bread and butter.And of course ,happy end.

Loti's true hero was the sea.Schoendoerfer ,with a comfortable budget ,an impressive cast (Jean-Claude Pascal,Charles Vanel and Georges Poujouly) ,color and wide screen -which was rare at the time- does not a good job with it.He is an awful storyteller:the script is ,to put it mildly,desultory and the leading actress (Juliette Mayniel whose only good film is " Les Yeux Sans Visage" ,George Franju's horror classic)quite disastrous.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Island Fishermen (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: