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The Sea Horse

L'hippocampe ou “cheval marin”

directed by Jean Painlevé
France 1934
  • 14 min
128 Ratings


Painlevé’s most celebrated underwater documentary testifies to the delicate charm of this curious critter. Submarine surrealism, with dramatic footage of a pregnant male seahorse giving birth.