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The Love Life of the Octopus

Les amours de la pieuvre

France, 1967
Documentary, Short


The fluid grace of an eight-arm embrace, the silken glance of an inscrutably bulbous eye … Among the most magical films ever made, this is Painlevé’s affectionate portrait of another anomalous sea-creature. The startling soundtrack is by electronic music pioneer, Pierre Henry.

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The Love Life of the Octopus Directed by Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon

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