L'Amour des Moules

Willemiek Kluijfhout Long documentary - 2012 - 80 min.

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The mussel lives under water, man lives on land. And yet the similarities between the two are manifold. Because the mussel, too, knows love, eroticism, birth, attachment, puberty and death. In this documentary, beautiful underwater nature shots - from the conception of the mussel to his demise - alternate with portraits of people who have a special relationship with this bivalve mollusc. Most mussels in the Netherlands grow in Noord-Holland, in the Wadden Sea, but fishermen can no longer fish here for environmental reasons. A cockler with a traditional attitude maintains that mussels are food for the future and also ecologically sound and sustainable. But how can he prove this before his company goes bankrupt? Various other storylines also reflect on the relationship, differences and similarities between mussel and man.

Credits

Producer(s) Reinette van de Stadt
Production Company
Co-producer(s)
Bram Crols
Mark Daems
Director of Photography
Editing
Dieter Diependaele
Govert Janse
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Music
Distribution
Website
Production Country
Netherlands