On October 9th, 1963, at 10:39 pm, 260 million cubic meters of rock fell down from Mount Toc into the artificial lake formed by the Vajont dam, one of the the higher dams in the world. The ...
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On October 9th, 1963, at 10:39 pm, 260 million cubic meters of rock fell down from Mount Toc into the artificial lake formed by the Vajont dam, one of the the higher dams in the world. The landslide formed a 250-meter high wave and 50 million cubic meters of water destroyed the majority the houses of the town (Longarone) below, killing almost 2000 people. Planned by engineer Semenza, Vajont dam (262 meters) had to supply the electricity in all the houses of the region. Tina Merlin, a journalist from "L'Unitá", tried for years to denounce the danger to build a dam under Mount Toc; she especially denounced all the omissions by the corrupted politicians and builders in charge of the dam construction. They preferred to trust in old geologist Dal Piaz instead of listening to engineer Semenza young son's alarming analysis. No one seemed to understand the high danger until that October fatal night. Written by
Two sections of the Vajont dam were built in Cimolais, Italy. The "dam under construction" section was built on a railway and then filmed with motion control. Santa Croce artificial lake was dried up by ENEL (the Italian electric energy company) to film the final sequence. See more »
Anita Caprioli screams as the water wave is coming, but her mouth is not open. See more »
That's a beautiful story. Really... If I think about it... I'd like a story like that too.
For a story like that, you have to start from the beginning.
[looking at a wooden sculpture]
Listen... you didn't chose this one at random...
Well, I was thinking... it's time to start a family.
Yes but... it takes two people to start a family.
But there are two of us...
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Production wish to thank all the inhabitants of the areas hit by the disaster for the magnificent and generous collaboration offered to the crew and to the cast during the filming. See more »
Written and Performed by Gianni Fassetta See more »
This movie shows in a very fine manner the corruption that is spread wide world in many fields. Renzo Martinelli made a movie plenty of secondary stories that enhace the main plot. All the characters are well displayed and specially Laura Morante in her character of the journalist Tina Merlin, also Anita Caprioli (Ancilla) and Jorge Perugorria (Olmo Montaner) are really in mood and give to they characters a very temperate resolution. I shall mention also Michel Serrault (Carlo Semenza), Antonio Fabbri (Prof. Ghetti), Federica Martinelli (Margherita) and in fact all who worked in this movie. You did it very well, really. The special effects are also a fine and dedicated work without exaggeration. The music well balanced and enhance the whole movie. Sound very good, and photography also fine. A very good work that deserve the acceptance of all kind of audience that like good, interesting, and well done movies. Finally I am going to watch it very carefully to see about the two goofs you mention.
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