CAPTURING THE KILLER CROCONE-OFF
- DIRECTOR : Jean Michel Corillion & Vincent Munié
- PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / France 3, RTBF, SRC, TSR
- DATE : 2003
- FORMAT : One off, HD
- DURATION : 1x52'
- AWARD : Grand-prix , Festival de la Vie de l’Eau, Rodez 2004
This man eater crocodile is the biggest specimen ever to be discovered. Its gigantic size and thickness of its skin make it unvulnerable event to heavy gun shots.
During several years strange disappearances were customary scenes on the banks of lake Tanganyka, in the region of Bujumbura. All possibilities had been considered: serial killers, suicidal waves, interethnical acts of vengeance, until one day the reptile hunter Patrick Faye identified the source of evil : "Gustave" , a crocodile man eater of over 8m long! It is the biggest specimen ever to be discovered and zoologists wish to study its case. Its gigantic size and thickness of its skin make it unvulnerable event to heavy gun shots. The only solution is to capture it alive: a task which Patrick Faye will undertake with the support of the government of Burundi and also with the help of international specialists. We are therefore inviting to this extraordinary event...
Best image, Festival Telenature, Pamplune, Spain 2004
Jury's Special Prize, Festival du Film maritime et d’exploration, Toulon 2004
François de Roubaix Prize (music), Festival du Film d’exploration,Toulon 2004