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 »
Jorge Perugorria screams as he's watching the killing-water wave but his mounth 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 »
Mildly entertaining but see it to watch DAniel Auteuil act
This film is more entertaining than I expected. Nevertheless, the reason to see it is to see Daniel Auteuil perform. He is without doubt the finest actor in the world (not just France) during the last 25 or so years. Unfortunately, I don't think it was released in the u.s. I saw it in France. Many of his films are not being released in America or u.k. with subtitles. But if you get a chance, this film will entertain and you can watch yet another fine performance by Mr. Auteuil. Ironically, very few people from the U.S. even know his name. Also, fewer and fewer foreign films, especially French, are being released in America, not just Mr. Auteuil's. Sad. I speak French and understand Italian pretty well, but to deprive the world of many good films and many good actors and actresses is a shame. The French should stop whining about the influx of American films and start exporting their films to the USA. People usually are afraid of subtitles, but people do get used to them.
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