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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

Release Date:

3 July 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Az öreg halász és a tenger See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dentsu Tec,IMAX,Imagica Corp. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

For several years, the animation was not allowed to be shown in cinemas that do not support the IMAX format. An exception was made for only one show in Yaroslavl. See more »

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

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A veritable masterpiece!
28 October 2004 | by matatigre36See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in the Spring of 2001, and it is truly one of the best films I have ever seen. Mr. Petrov not only does a magnificent job of depicting the story of the Old Man and the Sea, but also gives tribute the life of Ernest Hemmingway in a way that is true to the man. I still remember many affecting lines from Hemmingway's journal that are included in the movie (though not verbatim, otherwise I might leave some here). I left the theater with a changed perspective on life and its importance.

Needless to say, I would love to be able to see this movie again. However, because it was in IMAX format in theaters, it has never been released on DVD or VHS, at least to my knowledge it hasn't. I hope someday the means will be provided to release the movie in a format for private viewers to purchase. That day may never arrive though. Thus, if you ever have the chance to see this movie in an IMAX theater, don't let it pass you by!


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