The Roaring Forties

The Roaring Forties (French: Les quarantièmes rugissants) is a 1982 French drama film directed by Christian de Chalonge and starring Jacques Perrin, Julie Christie and Michel Serrault.[1] The film was loosely based on the book The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst by Nicholas Tomalin about the death of the British round the world yachtsman Donald Crowhurst in 1969.

The Roaring Forties
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Directed byChristian de Chalonge
Produced byChristian Ferry
Perrine Pavie
Jacques Perrin
Written byAndré G. Brunelin
Jacques Perrin
Nicolas Tomalin
StarringJacques Perrin
Julie Christie
Michel Serrault
Music byHenri Lanoë
CinematographyPatrick Blossier
Jean Penzer
Luciano Tovoli
Edited byLuc Barnier
Henri Lanoë
Production
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Cinéma 7
TF1 Films Production
Distributed byGaumont
Release date
11 August 1982
Running time
132 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench

The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Douy. It was partly made at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. Location shooting took place around Finistère.

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