Francesco Alliata, Quintino Di Napoli, Pietro Moncada

F.: Francesco Alliata; Mo.: Carlo Alberto Chiesa; Mu.: Renzo Rossellini; Commento: Marcella Rossellini; Prod.: Panaria Film 35mm. D.: 11’. Bn.


T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Fishing for the huge tuna fish has been practised for more than a millennium in the central Mediterranean, using the “tonnara”, a huge structure of nets stretching as much as six or seven miles. The “Panaria Boys” recorded this process, going under-water in the “camera of death” in the enclosed space of the final net in which the killing takes place. The songs, yells, commands, and voices of the tuna fishermen were recorded live, with one of the first (wire) magnetic recorders then produced by the industry.

Francesco Alliata

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Print restored by L’Immagine Ritrovata from a 35mm nitrate dupe positive and a 16mm positive for the sound restoration, held by Francesco Alliata di Villafranca