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The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director:

Aleksandr Petrov (as Alexander Petrov)

Writers:

Ernest Hemingway (based on the novel by), Aleksandr Petrov (screenplay adaptation) (as Alexander Petrov)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gordon Pinsent ... Old Man (voice)
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Boy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yôji Matsuda Yôji Matsuda ... (voice)
Rentarô Mikuni Rentarô Mikuni ... (voice)
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Storyline

The plot of the film is a story of friendship between a little country boy and an old fisherman. Santiago, a strong and proud man, cannot accept the implacable passage of time, which takes away physical strength. For many weeks, he returned without a catch. Finally, he makes the decision to go for the catch far far into the sea and not return without catch. Only in this way an old fisherman can regain confidence and self-respect. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Official Sites:

Ogden Entertainment

Country:

Russia | Canada | Japan

Language:

English | Spanish | Russian | French

Release Date:

3 July 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Az öreg halász és a tenger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

Aleksandr Petrov worked for two and a half years in Montreal (Canada). There he created the film. See more »

Connections

Version of The Old Man and the Sea (1958) See more »

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The closest way from the heart of an artist to the masterwork:
2 August 2007 | by Galina_movie_fanSee all my reviews

"The Old Man and the Sea" (1999) directed by Aleksandr Petrov is a 20 minutes long animation based on Ernest Hemingway's 1952 novella of the same name. Petrov's film was awarded Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2000. More than two years of painting on glass sheets, using brushes but mostly his own fingers, resulted in over 29,000 paintings that enabled Petrov to produce this absolutely awesome, one of the kind feast of colors, images, and emotions that celebrate the famous work of literature and its creator. I have watched it perhaps ten times during the last weekend. I am still overwhelmed by its beauty and depth, and the admiration for what human imagination, creativity, and talent are capable of producing. The extremely rare technique made the film both incredibly realistic and magically dream-like. The director himself gave us the key to understanding his work when he explained that painting with his fingers instead of brushes, "is the closest way from the heart to the cartoon". He put his own heart in every scene of the film, and that's probably why every image is alive, breathing, and shining.


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