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Leviathan (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 August 2013 (France)
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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 camera's. 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 »


Referenced in La última película (2013) See more »

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Man As the Cruelest of Preditors
27 October 2013 | by dianepalmrSee all my reviews

If you are expecting a neat little movie with a clear plot, that leaves you with a sense of having experienced something you can summarize easily ... you'll be sorely disappointed. This is a horror film in many senses, presented as poetry and intellectually obscure.

Its title, Leviathan, is a reference to the biblical passage that depicts man's encounter with a sea monster. Here, the monster is man, ripping life from the sea and destroying it in the harshest of ways, butchering sea creatures in such a matter-of-fact, emotionally detached way as to bring you to tears. But the way it is filmed creates a detachment of its own, sort of stifling the viewers' emotions so we can watch without turning away.

It is on its surface a commentary on the commercial fishing industry ... how we have reduced mass slaughter to an assembly-line process ... much like what the Nazis did to the Jews. When man turns against man, we are horrified. When man turns against nature ... it's just business as usual.

If there is a message to the film it's that we are the monsters on this planet.

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28 August 2013 (France) 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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