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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