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Leviathan (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 August 2013 (France)
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A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Jannelle ...
Himself (as Captain Brian Jannelle)
Adrian Guillette ...
Himself
Arthur Smith ...
Himself
Asterias Vulgaris ...
Himself
Callinectes Sapidus ...
Himself
Christopher Swampstead ...
Himself
Cleona Celata ...
Himself
Clyde Lee ...
Himself
Declan Conneely ...
Himself
Fulmarus Glarialis ...
Himself
F.V. Athena ...
Himself
Gadus Morhud ...
Himself
Hippoglossus Hippoglossus ...
Himself
Homarus Americanus ...
Himself
Johnny Gatcombe ...
Himself
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A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

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28 August 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Levijatan  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,018 (USA) (1 March 2013)

Gross:

$1,092,800 (USA) (13 March 2015)
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Trivia

Leviathan (2012) was short-listed for the Grierson Award as 'Best Cinema Documentary' in 2014. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits at the end of the movie include not only the humans, but also several of the animals, listed in a scientific name format. See more »

Connections

Referenced in La última película (2013) See more »

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One of the greatest of all documentaries or pretentious twaddle?
22 November 2014 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

"Leviathan" isn't an easy watch. In some quarters it's been hailed as one of the greatest documentaries ever made; in others, as pretentious twaddle, (and not, presumably, for its content but for its style). It's about fishing, of the kind that takes places on trawlers in mostly stormy seas. There is no commentary and very little spoken dialogue and it's shot in such an obtuse fashion it's often hard to decipher what we are supposed to be looking at, (if ever a movie had a heart of darkness, this is it). It's also almost guaranteed to put you off fish for life, (and perhaps watching documentaries). Maybe the best place to see this is in a gallery where you can drop in and out at will since it's more of a video installation that a proper film. There's no denying a great deal of skill went into it but watching it I couldn't help but wonder if that skill might not have been used to better effect somewhere else.


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