Flaherty was neither the documentary purist nor the victim of movie commerce that he has so often been called - more a talented exoticist. Here he quite happily places the Aran fishermen in a preconceived mise en scène of spartan struggle in order to arrive at his intended goal: images of stylised heroism. A film which remains - especially in its elemental images of sea and storm - mightily impressive.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Robert Flaherty, Frances Flaherty, John Goldman|