Unique and powerful, a place where documentary meets art - mainly paintings and illustrations. The footage shot in colour is both unsettling and poetic - how the red blood of the massacred whales mixes with the blue sea... While the lyrical narration matches the overall tone, the voice itself is lifeless and mind-numbing (English version).
Painfully depressing documentary of the history of whale hunting mostly because of the blunt honesty behind otherwise poetic phrasing. This is a good short to use to look closer at how Marker uses the philosophies of man in a flat and direct manner to explain the "why?" "how?" and "so what?" in a single statement that is emotionally detached but makes your conscience scream. --PolarisDiB