Director Louie Psihoyos
Film **** Extras ***
Part Attenborough, part Bond and all shock, Louie Psihoyos’ heartfelt doc trails a group of oceanic activists setting out to film the annual slaughter of 23,000 dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
It’s not just a bay full of dying cetaceans that gives this its potency; The Cove plays like a real-life Atonement through the eyes of Richard O’Barry, former Flipper trainer who’s since spent decades campaigning against marinepark exploitation. Heartbreaking.