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Vajont - La diga del disonore (2001)

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 ... See full summary »

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Renzo Martinelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Carlo Semenza
Daniel Auteuil ... Alberico Biadene
Laura Morante ... Tina Merlin
Jorge Perugorría ... Olmo Montaner
Anita Caprioli ... Ancilla
Leo Gullotta ... Mario Pancini
Philippe Leroy ... Giorgio dal Piaz
Jean-Christophe Brétignière Jean-Christophe Brétignière ... Edoardo Semenza (as Jean-Christophe Brétigniere)
Nicola Di Pinto ... Francesco Penta
Federica Martinelli Federica Martinelli ... Margherita
Eleonora Martinelli Eleonora Martinelli ... Giannina
Maurizio Trombini Maurizio Trombini ... Ing. Desidera
Bruno Bilotta ... Remo
Paco Reconti ... Bertolissi
Antonio Fabbri Antonio Fabbri ... Prof. Ghetti
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Storyline

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 Francesco

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dam | water | mud | cemetery | dead wife | See All (6) »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

19 October 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La folie des hommes See more »

Filming Locations:

Belluno, Veneto, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ITL 17,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 470,798,000 (Italy), 15 October 2001, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Selected for the Villerupt Italian Film Festival 2002. See more »

Goofs

Jorge Perugorria screams as he's watching the killing-water wave but his mounth is not open. See more »

Quotes

Ancilla: That's a beautiful story. Really... If I think about it... I'd like a story like that too.
Olmo Montaner: For a story like that, you have to start from the beginning.
Ancilla: [looking at a wooden sculpture] Listen... you didn't chose this one at random...
Olmo Montaner: Well, I was thinking... it's time to start a family.
Ancilla: Yes but... it takes two people to start a family.
Olmo Montaner: But there are two of us...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

Lonely Heart
Written by Francesco Sartori and Claudio Corradini
Performed by Filippa Giordano
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A good disaster movie
31 August 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Because it deals with real facts ,"Vajont" has almost nothing to do with the disaster movies which were thriving in the seventies.It does not feature the cardboard characters and the cast of thousands we used to find there.Outside Laura Morante ,all the actors give restrained performances .The film recreates the atmosphere of the tragedy of the drama in an almost documentary way.Only the young couple displays a storylike tendency,and even that is kept to a minimum level.

At its best ,the movie sometimes recalls the forties and fifties Italian neorealism.The color is actually close to black and white ,and two scenes are particularly memorable:the victims of the flooding,leaving their village ,while a crucifix Christ is floating on the waters;the surveyor,finding his rocking-chair in the mud.


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