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The Shimmering Beast Canada 1982 | 128 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Pierre Perrault

Pierre Perrault (1927-1999) made more than 20 documentaries and was one of Canada’s most important directors. The Shimmering Beast was shown in 1983 at Cannes in the section Un Certain Regard.

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An unusual film about a group of city dwellers who go moose hunting. Their base is a log cabin in the forests of Québec. This is where the human pack forms, led by the posers, big-mouths and jokers. From here, the men undertake forays into the wilderness by boat and on foot. The film makes clear what it’s all about for these leisuretime hunters and gatherers: a test of strength with nature and beast, finding their own limits and being able to forget their own mortality through the animal’s death. Adventure and, in one word: fun.
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Orig. Title: La bête lumineuse
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: French
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Director: Pierre Perrault
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Cast:
Producer: Jacques Bobet
Sprachfassung: OV
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Camera: Martin Leclerc
Set Designer:
Cutter: Suzanne Allard
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Format: DigiBeta (NTSC)
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German Distributor:
World Sales: National Film Board of Canada
Production: National Film Board of Canada
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