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White Mane (1953)

Crin blanc: Le cheval sauvage (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Family | 13 January 1954 (Denmark)
In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
... Folco, the Fisher-Boy
Laurent Roche ... Folco's Grandfather
Clan-Clan
... Folco's Younger Brother
Francois Perie
Charles Guillaume
Alain Colomb Daunant ... (as Alain Colomb de Daunant)
Denys Colomb de Daunant ... Horse Breeder
Charles Fouhetty ... (as Charles Fouchetty)
Pierre Bestieux
Pierre Moureaux-Nery
Jean-Pierre Grenier ... Narrator (voice) (as J. P. Grenier)
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... Narrator- English
... Narrator - English - restored version
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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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Drama | Family

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  • Nominated for the Best Documentary BAFTA Award (1954).
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Not perfect, but very good
8 February 2012 | by See 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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