Albert Lamorisse

White Mane

White Mane

In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him. A strong friendship grows between the boy and the horse, as the two go looking for the freedom that the world of men won’t allow them. Long unavailable in the U.S., this extraordinarily shot wonder from Albert Lamorisse, the director of The Red Balloon, is a work of technical sophistication and immense natural beauty.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New English narration spoken by Peter Strauss
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

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Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New English narration spoken by Peter Strauss
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

White Mane
Cast
Alain Emery
Folco
Laurent Roche
With
Clan-Clan
Pascal Lamorisse
Francois Perie
Charles Guillauma
Charles Fouhetty
Pierre Bestieux
Pierre Moureaux-Nery
Credits
Director
Albert Lamorisse
Screenplay
Albert Lamorisse
Camera
Edmond Séchan
Editing
Georges Alepee
Sound
Regine Artarit
Music
Maurice Leroux

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