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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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Drama | Family

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 December 1953 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

White Mane See more »

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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Awards:
  • Nominated for the Best Documentary BAFTA Award (1954).
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A childhood classic
3 April 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Every French pupil of the sixties or even the seventies knows "Crin-Blanc",one of the major works of Albert Lamorisse who used to make films aimed at the children's market: "Bim Le Petit Ane" "Le Voyage en Ballon" and "le Ballon Rouge" are of the same kind.The French critic remains tepid as far as they are concerned,but abroad all are praised as masterpieces of moving poetry.

Let's take the golden middle:masterpieces,there are certainly not,but representative of an era ,the era of Doisneau's photographs and pupils in grey overall,they certainly are.

Whereas "le Ballon Rouge " depicted a graying urban landscape,"Crin-Blanc" takes place in Camargue with its wild horses ,including ,the wildest of them all,"Crin-Blanc ".But the two movies have the same conclusion: both Folco and Pascal cannot live in the men's world and both escape from their world,one flew over Paris with his magic balloon and the other returned to the (new christening?) waters of the river with his mythical horse.


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