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The Shadow-line

La Ligne d'ombre

1973
France
1h26
Fiction
Col.

In his last active decade, the seventies, Georges Franju exclusively worked for television. In this adaptation of Joseph Conrad's short novel The Shadow-Line, a young, inexperienced ship captain named Marlow (Jean Babilée), struggles in solitude during the voyage with disease, insubordinate crew and vagaries of weather.

 

Cast
Jean Babilée, Jacques Bernard, Roger, Tino, Kurt Großkurth , Raymond Jourdan
Screenplay
Georges Franju, Louis Guilloux, d'après l'oeuvre de Joseph Conrad
Photography
Marcel Fradetal
Music
Roland de Candé
Art direction
Jean Mandaroux
Editing
Gilbert Natot
Production
ORTF, Télécip

Restored (image) by the INA

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