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The Cove USA 2009 | 90 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Louie Psihoyos

Louie Psihoyos, born in 1957, director, photographer.“The Cove” is his film debut.

rated for 0 + years
Every year, great numbers of dolphins are separated from their pods and sold to amusement parks worldwide. Here they grow lonely and?€“ like the eponymous hero from ?€œFlipper?€? ?€“ they sometimes just cease to breathe and die. This experience Flipper?€™s opened Richard O?€™ Barry?€™s eyes. He and director Psihoyos expose a gruesome massacre that 23,000 dolphins fall victim to every year in Taiji, Japan. The government turns ablind eye. A stirring documentary thriller.


Original title: The Cove
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Louie Psihoyos
Screenplay: Mark Monroe
Cast: Richard O'Barry, Simon Hutchins, Mandy-Rae Cruickshank
Producer: Paula DuPré Pesmen, Fisher Stevens
Director of Photography: Brook Aitken
Music: J. Ralph
Production Design:
Editor: Geoffrey Richman
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: drei-freunde Filmverleih
World Sales: The Works International, Portland House, 4 Great Portland Street, W1W 8QJ London, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 20 7612 1080, Fax: +44 20 7612 1081, email:,
Production: Diamond Docs


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