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The Silent World

Le monde du silence

France, Italy, 1956


The film includes a shark attack on the carcass of a whale, and the discovery of a wrecked, sunken vessel.

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The Silent World Directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Louis Malle

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1956 | Winner: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1957 | Winner: Best Documentary, Features

National Board of Review

1956 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Film

BAFTA Awards

1957 | Nominee: Best Documentary Film

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