A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Jannelle Brian Jannelle ... Self (as Captain Brian Jannelle)
Adrian Guillette Adrian Guillette ... Self
Arthur Smith Arthur Smith ... Self
Asterias Vulgaris Asterias Vulgaris ... Self
Callinectes Sapidus Callinectes Sapidus ... Self
Christopher Swampstead Christopher Swampstead ... Self
Cleona Celata Cleona Celata ... Self
Clyde Lee Clyde Lee ... Self
Declan Conneely Declan Conneely ... Self
Fulmarus Glarialis Fulmarus Glarialis ... Self
F.V. Athena F.V. Athena ... Self
Gadus Morhud Gadus Morhud ... Self
Hippoglossus Hippoglossus Hippoglossus Hippoglossus ... Self
Homarus Americanus Homarus Americanus ... Self
Johnny Gatcombe Johnny Gatcombe ... Self


A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

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Parts of the movie were shot with multiple small Gopro cameras. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits at the end of the movie include not only the humans, but also several of the animals, listed in a scientific name format. See more »

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Another experimental film taking the 'less is more' approach to art and filmmaking.
4 February 2014 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'LEVIATHAN': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Another experimental film taking the 'less is more' approach to art and filmmaking. There's no storyline, no character development and no characters for that matter. The movie 'LEVIATHAN' (not to be confused with the 1989 monster flick, of the same name, starring Peter Weller) is a collection of long random shots aboard a fishing ship. It was directed and written (if you can call it writing) by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel. I found it to be visually interesting but also extremely boring.

The movie is just a collection of random shots (that go on for way too long) about a fishing vessel. It's supposed to be some kind of a commentary on the fishing industry I think. There's a lot of shots of people doing various jobs, with almost no dialogue (and what dialogue there is is not important). It was filmed with waterproof cameras that are clipped to all sorts of people, animals (possibly) and things.

The film received rave reviews and I don't understand why. I think it actually would have been a lot better cut into a bunch of 5 to 10 minute YouTube videos. As a nearly 90 minute movie it's way too long and uninteresting. The shots look cool though and I guess it's kind of an informative look at the fishing industry and life at sea. It reminds me of another recent critically acclaimed but very boring film (with no dialogue) called 'ALL IS LOST'. In my opinion there's not much to it.

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28 August 2013 (France) See more »

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Leviathan See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,000, 3 March 2013

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1.85 : 1
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