The Aquanaut

The Aquanaut

| 21 min

This short fiction film tells the story of a very unusual satellite named Zenon. Zenon is a product of the most up-to-date technology and so displays an unusual characteristic for a computer: he is conscious! Orbiting the Earth, he is in constant contact with Estelle, who is in charge of a major, planet-wide research project on water. Faced with the disturbing situation he observes, Zenon soon becomes bitter and disillusioned--to the point where he substantially alters his mission. Could Zenon's creator, the mysterious Professor Nguyen, have foretold how the mission would turn out? The story continues in the film Deserter.

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  • director
    Michel Murray
  • script
    Michel Murray
  • producer
    Jacques Vallée
  • cinematography
    André-Luc Dupont
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • sound
    Yves Gendron
  • editing
    Michel Murray
    Éric Genois
  • sound editing
    Lucie Fortier
    Serge Lafortune
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
    Louis Hone
  • animation
    Yvon Mallette
  • computer animation
    Georges Mauro
  • music
    Jocelyn Therrien
  • cast
    Marie-Josée Gauthier
    Khanh Hua
    Jean L'Italien