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Le Radeau De La Meduse


Iranian [[Performer~P241774~Iradj Azimi~iradjazimi]] directed this French historical drama re-creating events depicted in the famous 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa by Jean Louis Andre Theodore Gericault (1791-1824). The ill-fated voyage of the frigate Medusa begins when it departs Rochefort for Senegal in 1816. After striking a sandbar off the African coast, 150 civilians row safely to shore, but Captain Chaumareys ([[Performer~P117550~Jean Yanne~jeanyanne]]) orders 140 soldiers and sailors onto a...more