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Author(s): Cyril Barbançon, Bertrand Loyer

Director(s): Cyril Barbançon, Bertrand Loyer

Year: 2003

Producer(s): Saint Thomas Productions, Canal+

Running time: 52 mn

Format: Digital Betacam & Super 16 mm

Distributor(s): Village Distribution

Awards:
Japan Wildlife Film Festival
Japan, 2003
Best Underwater Film

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Before being an earthly paradise with enchanting colours, the lagoon of New-Caledonia is above all a paradise for sharks. Usually considered as fierce predators, sharks really are opportunistic scavengers.

Scavengers that are not too picky when it comes to their menu: feathers, fins or fur, anything will do.


Amongst the most striking scenes which punctuate this documentary filmed for four years in New Caledonia, is the never-seen-before sequence of the planet’s greatest animal, a weakened blue whale, attacked and cleaned up by hordes of sharks from the surface down to the abyss. High quality images and a dramatic backdrop soundtrack plunge us into the shark's world.