Pecheur D'Islande (1933)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Set in Iceland, this rugged drama was based on a novel by Pierre Loti. Per the title, the story concentrates on a group of Icelandic fishermen, whose hardscrabble existence leaves them little time with their loved ones. Yann Gaos (Tommy Bourdelle), who seems to have been born with a chip on his shoulder, is in love with Gaud Mevel (Marguerite Weintenberger), but their marriage is delayed whenever Yann embarks on another fishing expedition. Things don't end too happily for hero and heroine -- or, for that matter, anyone else. According to contemporary reviewers, even the original Loti novel wasn't as bleak as the film version of Pecheur D'Islande.