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Man of Aran

1934 Rated NR 1hr 17m

Director Robert Flaherty's first sound film is a brilliant dramatized documentary about the Herculean struggles of a community living on the remote and almost completely barren island of Aran, off the Irish coast. Before crops can be grown here, the soil has to be collected from rock crevices and mixed with seaweed. Flaherty also wrote the screenplay, and the film was named Best Picture of the Year (1934) by the National Board of Review.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; making-of documentary; documentary excerpt from Hidden and Seeking; Flaherty and Film featurette; excerpt from Looking Back (Flaherty reflects on making the film); galleries.