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The Silent World (1956)

Le monde du silence (original title)
A documentary about the undersea explorers and how they penetrate into the underwater world.
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Dumas Frédéric Dumas ... Self
Albert Falco Albert Falco ... Self
Jacques-Yves Cousteau ... Self
François Saout François Saout ... Self
André Bourne-Chastel André Bourne-Chastel ... Self
Marcel Colomb Marcel Colomb ... Self
Simone Cousteau Simone Cousteau ... Self
Jean Delmas Jean Delmas ... Self
Jacques Ertaud Jacques Ertaud ... Self
Norbert Goldblech Norbert Goldblech ... Self
Fernand Hanae Fernand Hanae ... Self
André Laban André Laban ... Self
Maurice Leandri Maurice Leandri ... Self
Paul Martin Paul Martin ... Self
Denis Martin-Laval Denis Martin-Laval ... Self
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This pioneering nature documentary investigates aquatic habitats in various locations around the world. It doesn't shy away from the brutality present in the natural world, but it also paints a fascinating picture of underwater exploration. Written by m7md yassen

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Greatest True Adventure of Our Time! See more »


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During filming, the crew accidentally injured a whale calf. To end its suffering, the whale was put to death. The blood attracted sharks to feed on the corpse and they were subsequently killed. See more »

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Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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Award winning animal cruelty
7 January 2021 | by fredrickcarlssonSee all my reviews

Beautifully shot, colorful and swift, but OH BOY is this a documentary that hasn't aged well.

Over the course 88 minutes we see Mr Cousteau and his boys basically torture their way through the sea. It's a bad time for everything from sea turtles, baby whales, sharks and lobsters.

Thanks but no thanks to this parade of human arrogance.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

November 1956 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Silent World See more »

Filming Locations:

Mediterranean Sea See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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