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A silent documentary film by John Grierson telling the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.

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A silent documentary film by John Grierson telling the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

25 November 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Pescadores a la deriva See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Panamint Cinema [UK] VHS release with new musical accompaniment, 2001. See more »

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Featured in Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) See more »

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4 December 2004 | by JewelcrazyblondeSee all my reviews

Although one must keep in mind that it was Grierson's first major effort at Documentary film-making, it is brutal to watch.

Most of the scenes are much too long and the movements of the camera are downright nauseating.

The importance of the film should not be forgotten however. Grierson was a major player in documentary film-making and his influence is still felt today.

Nonetheless, this movie is still terrible to watch and will only be watched by many (I assume) because of its historical significance. No entertainment factor at play here. No way!


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