Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ceux du Viking (Those of the Viking) is a filmed account of the Frissel-Ginet expedition to the Arctic circle. Varick Frissel, a world-reknown hunter, was joined in his odyssey to the Arctic by Rene Ginet, a correspondent for a French movie "trade" magazine. Ginet's footage of the expedition was later enhanced by several studio-shot scenes, none of which were remarkably convincing. The "reality" footage concentrates on seal hunting, with several gruesome shots of the animals being clubbed to death. Animal lovers could take some comfort in the fact that the Viking, Frissel's sailing vessel, exploded during the expedition, temporarily marooning its crew.
correspondence, expedition, exploration, hunting