Capitaine Achab

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Capitaine Achab
Directed by Philippe Ramos
Produced by Michel Klein
Jérôme Larcher
Screenplay by Philippe Ramos
Starring Frédéric Bonpart
Cinematography Laurent Desmet
Edited by Sophie Deseuzes
Running time
22 minutes
Country France
Language French

Capitaine Achab (in English, Captain Ahab) is a 2004 French short film directed by Philippe Ramos. It is an interpretation of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. In the film, Albert falls in love with Louise, whose white skin is symbolized in his dreams by the whale Moby Dick. The film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival and Pantin in 2004.


  • Valérie Crunchant : Louise
  • Frédéric Bonpart : Achab
  • Dominique Blanc : Anna
  • Alexis Locquet (Achab as a child)
  • Aristide Demonico (Achab's father)
  • Aymeric Descrèpes (Starbuck)
  • Mona Heftre (Achab’s Aunt)


  • "Prix de la presse 2003" at the "Festival du film court de Paris"

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