A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.

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Chantal Akerman

Writers:

Chantal Akerman, Henry Bean (consultant writer) | 2 more credits »
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Stanislas Merhar ... Almayer
Marc Barbé ... Capitaine Lingard
Aurora Marion ... Nina
Zac Andianas Zac Andianas ... Daïn
Sakhna Oum Sakhna Oum ... Zahira
Solida Chan Solida Chan ... Chen
Yucheng Sun Yucheng Sun ... Capitaine Tom Li
Bunthang Khim Bunthang Khim ... Ali
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A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.

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Drama

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clichéd attempt to follow book
5 August 2012 | by gooie-89-501803See all my reviews

Very disappointed in this film. While following Conrad's novel quite closely in a new modern setting, it continually trips over in too self-consciously going for the "art shot" whenever possible. e.g All the main characters travel in boats by standing up at the bow - whether a cargo ship, or a little village canoe.

The acting is fine, as are the locations and cinematography.

However, the narrative is poorly developed. Conrad wrote a ripping yarn that explores another human fish-out-of-water situation. In it's place we get a pure art film that could have so much more. Perhaps my own bias shows as I was hoping for a more "Herzogian" treatment of a fantastic book.


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Belgium | France

Language:

French | English | Khmer

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Loucura de Almayer See more »

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Cambodia See more »

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$7,876
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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