Almasty Expedition

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 24th, 2008

Michel Raynal has discovered a 2008 made-for-television movie entitled “Almasty, the Last Expédition,” starring Isabelle Gelinas and Robin Renucci in the main roles, and directed or produced by Jacques Mitsch. The 78 minute movie has been announced for a showing on Arte, the Franco-German television channel.

From what I understand from this cryptofiction cinema, the plot is a revisitation and renewing of an adventure that happened 20 years earlier. The Almasty (“le légendaire homme sauvage du Caucase”) tales of human interbreeding seem to be in the mix here, for the French.

The rough translation I have is this:

“Already twenty years that Jacques Grangier renounced the track Almasty (the legendary wild man of the Caucasus). His former companion and collaborator, Cécilia Pitoef brought to the bedside of a dying he had already crossed two decades earlier and has a favor to ask him to bury the son she had with a Almasty … This trip led the two scientists, ex-husband to became “best enemies” in the heart of the country Almasty.”

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Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

3 Responses to “Almasty Expedition”

  1. Craig Woolheater responds:

    I wonder if we will get to see this here in the US?

  2. crapple responds:


    American TV producers never seem able to figure out what’s crap and what’s good.


  3. Jason P. responds:

    Crapple: People bagging on US TV/film ‘producers’ grows tiresome. Your comments also seem to imply that anything produced by NON-US entities are somehow inherently better. Clearly, you haven’t seen a lot of non-US productions, then…

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