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Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006)

Krakatoa: The Last Days (original title)
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A documentary on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, bringing tsunamis, rains of pumice and ash, and a deadly flow of hot steam, sulfuric acid, and ash. More than 36,000 died; survivors had bad burns.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Willem Beijerinck
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Johanna Beijerinck
Kevin McMonagle ...
Rogier Verbeek
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Tokaya
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Karim (as David Denis)
Lee-Ann Van Rooi ...
Babu
Angelique Kotze ...
Wilhelmina Beijerinck
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Declan Dreyer ...
Baby Beijerinck
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Jacob Schuit
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Catharina Schuit
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Jansen
Bill Flynn ...
Gerrit Schuit
Darrell D'Silva ...
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In 1883, the volcanic island of Krakatoa erupted, killing 36,000 people and unleashing a series of terrifying tsunamis. This docu-drama uses eye witness accounts to tell the true story of one of the most destructive natural disasters in history. Written by Alan eyres

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11 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction  »

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£2,200,000 (estimated)
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One of the best docudramas ever made
12 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Who says British special effects are complete rubbish? To be fair they are generally, but this is one of the better dramas in terms of... well... everything! The effects are pretty good (OK, their not spectacular, but at least the director hasn't put too much emphasis on them), very good acting, but the thing I really like about this is the Soundtrack; perfect for the story! The way to make a good docudrama is to focus on the stories of the people who experienced it, translate these with famous actors, and use an effective backdrop to aid the story, and that's just what Krakatoa: The Last Days has done. Forget all that glossy, expensive Hollywood rubbish; this is how a docudrama should be made! 9/10


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