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Shrimp Stories (1964)

Histoires de crevettes (original title)
After a comic introduction, we look closely at a shrimp. Eyes on stilts, color patterns, pinchered walking feet, a rostrum. We watch shrimp eat using a strong claw and a fine one; we watch ... See full summary »
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After a comic introduction, we look closely at a shrimp. Eyes on stilts, color patterns, pinchered walking feet, a rostrum. We watch shrimp eat using a strong claw and a fine one; we watch digestion. After eating, shrimp clean themselves. The female lays eggs that cling to her feet. After three weeks, the eggs hatch explosively. Few larvae live to adulthood. We watch an adult shed its carapace with a final leap, leaving it vulnerable; other shrimp attack. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Didn't care too much
1 April 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Histoires de crevettes" or "Shrimp Stories" is a French short film by Parisian documentary pioneer Jean Painlevé and he made this one as usual together with Geneviève Hamon. Even if it is over 50 years old already, it is among Painlevès later works during his career and as a consequence, this one already has color. What I was missing here a bit during these 10 minutes was Painlevé's usual light (almost comedic) take while still delivering information about the breed or species he elaborates on. This is a pretty scientific film and I am not really interested in shrimps, neither under water nor on my table. That is why I did not find this one too memorable. Just personal preference though. I have seen other works from the filmmaker that I enjoyed more.


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