The mussel lives under water, man on land. And yet the similarities between the two are striking. Mussels, too, know love, eroticism, birth, attachment, puberty and death. Documentary about the relationship between man and mussel.
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

Sound editing
Sound Design
Production company
Trueworks
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen

Title: L'Amour des Moules
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 20 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Cinema.nl Afficheprijs (2012)

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