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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

A characteristic feature of the animated film is the technique of "revived painting". See more »

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

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Wow--another great animated film by Aleksandr Petrov
13 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When I saw this film was made by Aleksandr Petrov, I knew it had to be special. Even before this film received the Oscar for Best Short Animated Film, he was already well-known for his short films since he'd been nominated for Oscars in this same category for THE COW and MERMAID. All three of these films are breathtaking to watch--with the most amazing animation I have ever seen. Instead of traditionally cartoon-like animation or CGI, his films are like living and moving paintings--looking like something that should be in an art museum--not in a theater. They are simply gorgeous.

As for THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, it easily deserved to win the Oscar--being yet another great Petrov film. The only odd thing about it is that it was made in English and French and when I saw it I was surprised because I expected Russian! Still, a gorgeous and faithful adaptation of the book and far better than the Spencer Tracy version of the tale.


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