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The Cove

The Cove

Shallow Water. Deep Secret.
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This year's documentary Oscar winner takes a look at a controversial practice in Japan. Every year, over 20 thousand dolphins are lured into a remote cove and slaughtered. The meat, laden with mercury and unfit for human consumption, is sold as whale meat and typically ends up on school lunch menus. The filmmakers risked arrest or worse to capture this practice on film, using secret cameras hidden in fake rocks.


90 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Violence)
Animals, Documentary, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Joe Chisholm, Mandy-Rae Cruikshank, Charles Hambleton, Simon Hutchins, Kirk Krack, Isabel Lucas, Richard O'Barry, Hayden Panettiere, Roger Payne, John Potter, Louie Psihoyos, Dave Rastovich, Paul Watson, Greg 'Moondog' Mooney
Director
Louie Psihoyos
ScreenplayMark Monroe
MusicJ. Ralph
CinematographyBrook Aitken
EditingGeoffrey Richman
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2009
Produced byDiamond Docs, Fish Films, Oceanic Preservation Society, Quickfire Films

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDocumentary
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsIssue-driven documentary. Distress issues and images related to dolphins.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarAttiyah Kahn quote icon 15
Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi20
Cape Times quote icon 15
International Media
Box Office (USA)Amy Nicholson quote icon 15
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert20
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman15
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 15
Metacritic.com26 critics17
RottenTomatoes.com115 critics16
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 19
IMDB5912 Netizens quote icon 17
Average .. 84%17


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