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Burning Shore (1991)

Mountain of Diamonds (original title)
France, 1915. Young and radiantly beautiful Centaine de Thiry is the happiest woman in the world: in a few more hours she will be married to pilot Michael Courteney, the love of her life. ... See full summary »

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Isabelle Gélinas ...
Centaine
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Lothar de la Rey
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Michael Courteney
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Blaine
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Louis de Thiry
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Anna
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Ernie
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Garrick
Jenny Alpha ...
Hani
Marius Yelolo ...
Owi
Andrea Prodan ...
Shasa
Lorenzo Flaherty ...
Manfred
Marc de Jonge ...
Fourie
Jennifer Youngs ...
Sarah
Ralph Schicha ...
U-boat commander
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France, 1915. Young and radiantly beautiful Centaine de Thiry is the happiest woman in the world: in a few more hours she will be married to pilot Michael Courteney, the love of her life. But fate has it otherwise: Michael is shot down in a reconnaissance plane shortly before his wedding. Life has lost its meaning for Centaine. When the young woman realizes soon afterwards that she is expecting a baby, her zest for live is revived. She decides to give birth to the child in South Africa, the home country of her deceased fiancé. She starts on her long voyage, planning to stay with an uncle. However, Centaine's boat is attacked and sunk by a submarine. She uses all her strength to cling to a gangplank. Many hours later, she is washed ashore on the African coast suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion. Soon after, Hani and Owi, an old native couple, find her. The old people look after Centaine lovingly and care for her until she has completely recovered. The two Africans and the young ... Written by Anonymous

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Simply the best
25 December 2008 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite TV series. I never saw anything that beautiful on TV. It's a diamond itself. I just feel I have to express my incomprehension here on IMDb. I cannot understand that it is so hard to find on the internet. Why did it disappear from TV? I'd pay a lot of money just to watch it one more time. The scenery is absolutely stunning. The storyline is immersive. The acting is great as far as I can remember. I was only 12 when I saw it for the last time, but it hasn't left my mind ever since. This series is to me like an old lover you cannot forget. If you like romantic movies, you shouldn't miss this one. Can someone please dig it out.


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