Bucht_PlakatTheatrical Release: 22 October 2009
DVD Release: 11 March 2010

At the latest since the TV-show “Flipper” premiered we have all taken dolphins to our hearts. Sadly, though, nowadays these innocent beings are the victims of a ruthless business worth millions of dollars. Flipper’s former trainer, Richard O’Barry, has been advocating the defense of these marine mammals for more than 38 years. But what O’Barry discovers in a shut-off cove near the Japanese coastal town of Taiji is staggering. With his team of specialists O’Barry wants to bring the truth to light but his work on-site is not winning him any friends…

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  • World Documentary, Audience Award
    Sundance Film Festival 2009
  • Audience Award Hotdocs 2009
  • Audience Award Silverdocs 2009
  • Sydney Film Festival 2009
    Audience Award, Best Documentary
  • Seattle Film Festival 2009
    Audience Award, Best Documentary
  • Audience Award Nantucket Filmfestival 2009
  • Newport Beach Filmfestival 2009
    Documentary, Audience Award
  • Blue Ocean Filmfestival 2009
    Best of Festival
  • Galway Film Fleadh 2009
    Best Feature Doc
  • Academy Awards 2010
    Oscar, Best Documentary