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White Mane (1953)

Crin blanc: Le cheval sauvage (original title)
In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers.

Director:

Albert Lamorisse

Writers:

Albert Lamorisse (original scenario), Denys Colomb de Daunant (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alain Emery ... Folco, the Fisher-Boy
Laurent Roche Laurent Roche ... Folco's Grandfather
Clan-Clan Clan-Clan
Pascal Lamorisse ... Folco's Younger Brother
Francois Perie Francois Perie
Charles Guillaume Charles Guillaume
Alain Colomb Daunant Alain Colomb Daunant ... (as Alain Colomb de Daunant)
Denys Colomb de Daunant Denys Colomb de Daunant ... Horse Breeder
Charles Fouhetty Charles Fouhetty ... (as Charles Fouchetty)
Pierre Bestieux Pierre Bestieux
Pierre Moureaux-Nery Pierre Moureaux-Nery
Jean-Pierre Grenier Jean-Pierre Grenier ... Narrator (voice) (as J. P. Grenier)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Silvera ... Narrator- English
Peter Strauss ... Narrator - English - restored version
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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French visa # 11908. See more »

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Referenced in Adventures in Moviegoing: Josh and Bennie Safdie (2020) See more »

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Not perfect, but very good
8 February 2012 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

Albert Lamorisse is mostly known for his beloved classic 'The Red Balloon', but before that he made this 'White Mane', which is almost as good. Although 'White Mane' is not absolutely perfect, it certainly is and feels authentic. I could say this is a must for anyone who loves horses. It is, that I can't deny. But in my book one doesn't necessarily have to love horses to enjoy this. It's all a matter of liking this sort of films.

This short film is about a wild stallion in a wild region of France and his friendship with a fearless and adventurous young boy. The film tells how they meet and how they develop their friendship. This boy becomes the only human really worthy of the stallion's trust.

The beauty of the cinematography is one of the best things about this. What we see is pure and natural, a "wilder" France not often seen in movies (that is, as far as I know). The boy is wonderfully portrayed by Alain Emery. The boy and the stallion have a perfect chemistry.

This should definitely be on Top 250.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 December 1953 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,004, 18 November 2007

Gross USA:

$34,570

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$953,041
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Films Montsouris See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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