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3.7
330 Ratings

The Octopus

La pieuvre

Directed by Jean Painlevé
France, 1928
Documentary, Silent, Short

Synopsis

An octopus slithers over objects on land – a doll, a skull – then oozes along the shore into the sea. It secretes its ink. The camera follows it along rocks into deeper water, watching closely as it breathes.

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The Octopus Directed by Jean Painlevé

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