Based on the classic novel by Herman Melville, the television mini-series tells the story of Captain Ahab’s self destructive obsession with the sperm whale known as Moby Dick. Ahab (William Hurt) searches for the giant whale that destroyed his boat and took his leg some years before. Ahab is so obsessed by his desire to kill Moby Dick that he is prepared to sacrifice his life and the lives of his crew. Also starring Ethan Hawke and Gillian Anderson.
A German Canadian co-production with TeleMunchen.