R├ęgalec, premiers contacts avec le poisson roi (2015 IMDb)

Viewing

Seen in 2017.

Seen in Swedish translation as Sillkungen.

Subject

Some of the first instances of filming living giant oarfish.

Commentary

A fine example of a run-of-the-mill nature documentary on a narrow topic, with long wordless sequences of glorious undersea weirdness. Some scenes, particularly of oarfish amid long lines of thaliaceans, reminded me of The Temple (1921) and other H. P. Lovecraft stories about the sea as an alien world.

documentary movie