Skipper Next to God

Maître après Dieu
by Louis Daquin 1h32min France 1951
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Skipper Next to God
by Louis Daquin

Captain Joris Kniper believes so strongly that he is "skipper next to God" that he is used to playing God on his ship. Tough and bossy, he gives orders which are not to be discussed. But, some day, he is driven to accept on board several German Jews fleeing the nazis and who are refused asylum everywhere. He gradually realizes that skipper he is, but next to God only.The Bible will help him to find the way to self-questioning, awareness and charity.

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  • Pierre Brasseur : Le capitaine Joris Knipper
  • Jean-Pierre Grenier : Le bosco
  • Loleh Bellon : Hélène
  • And with: Jacques François, Jean Mercure, Louis Seigner


  • Director Louis Daquin
  • Scenario Jan de Hartog
  • Dialogs Jan de Hartog
  • Photo director Louis Page
  • Set Design Robert Clavel
  • Costume Design Jacqueline Carpentier
  • Sound Fernand Janisse
  • Editing Victoria Mercanton
  • Original music Jean Wiener
  • Production Compagny Coopérative générale du cinéma français, Silver Films
  • Distributor INA

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1951
  • Release date for France08/14/1951
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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