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Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006)

Krakatoa: The Last Days (original title)
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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Sam Miller
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Willem Beijerinck
Olivia Williams ... Johanna Beijerinck
Kevin McMonagle Kevin McMonagle ... Rogier Verbeek
Ramon Tikaram ... Tokaya
David Dennis David Dennis ... Karim (as David Denis)
Lee-Ann Van Rooi Lee-Ann Van Rooi ... Babu
Angelique Kotze Angelique Kotze ... Wilhelmina Beijerinck
William Miller ... Pieter Beijerinck
Declan Dreyer Declan Dreyer ... Baby Beijerinck
Robert Hobbs ... Jacob Schuit
Janine Wood ... Catharina Schuit
Connor Dowds ... Josef Schuit
Jeremy Crutchley ... Jansen
Bill Flynn Bill Flynn ... Gerrit Schuit
Darrell D'Silva ... Captain Lindemann
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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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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

11 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction See more »

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Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Superb visual effects
11 June 2006 | by mechanomanSee all my reviews

I've just watched the American release of this movie ("Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction") on the Discovery Channel. Another reviewer commented on the visuals. I agree with him. All the scenes of the volcano, eruptions, ash, fire, pyroclastic clouds and tidal waves looked very convincing. In fact, I really found myself wondering how they did it. The stories chosen to dramatize this historical event, of real people who lived through the disaster, were well told and interesting. Semi-documentary in style, this TV movie manages to weave in a lot of scientific fact along with the history and drama. I was riveted to my TV. Another well done to BBC.


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