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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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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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  • Nominated for the Best Documentary BAFTA Award (1954).
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Extraordinary images, similar outcomes
3 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

In the mid-fifties, Albert Lamorisse produced two beautiful, but strangely distant films, "The RedBalloon" and "White Mane". "Red Balloon" has been available and remained somewhat popular, while "White Mane" all but disappeared. Its re-emergence is welcome, as it offers intensely compelling black and white imagery, cinematography that is a cross between Ansel Adams and Atget, in its rich tones, dramatic light, and epic feel.

Red Balloon, offers an interesting contrast. Paris is all muted earth tones and grays, with the balloons offering the only vivid colors. It is also interesting to remember that World War II was less than a decade earlier.

Little Pascal, the director's son, is seen in both films, always appealing never "cute", but somehow distant. We don't really know him except as "the little boy".

The two films are wonderful artifacts from a time when film was more art than marketing.


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