The riddle of the eel

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1937

35 min.DK/Documentary

The importance of this film, which is silent and in many respects a little out-of-date in technique, lies both in the shots taken during professor Johannes Schmidtd's famous 'Dana' expedition, and in the fact that it describes his discoveries about the migration of eels. He proved that the mature eel makes its way to the depths of the Atlantic to produce its fry. He also demonstrated that the young eels make their way back to fresh water round the East coast of the Atlantic.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Aalens Livsmysterium
Danish title Aalens Livsmysterium
Other titles Ålens livsmysterium, Aalens Vandringer, "Dana" - Ekspeditionen, The riddle of the eel
Director Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Åge Vedel Tåning, Anton Frederik Bruun
Production country Denmark
Production companies Fotorama
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 16 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent


Production companies Fotorama
Commissioned by Dansk Kulturfilm
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Holger-Madsen


Script Åge Vedel Tåning
Script Anton Frederik Bruun

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