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VAJONT

by Renzo Martinelli

synopsis

“Do you know why this mountain is called Toc? Because in our region ‘toc’ means something rotten, crumbly”. Everybody at Vajont knew that you couldn’t trust that mountain. Tina Merlin kept writing it in her articles on the “Unità”. But the people who had planned the highest dam in the world could not and did not want to listen to the sounds and the sinister signs that forewarned the disaster.
The film is the story of men who did not understand nature. For the first time a film unites civic passion with entertainment, using special effects never before seen in an Italian film. Two hours of real suspense to relive the disaster that upset Italy in the early 60’s.

From "Sulla pelle" by Tina Merlin.

international title: Vajont
original title: Vajont
country: Italy, France
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Renzo Martinelli
film run: 116'
release date: IT 19.10.01, FR 27.11.02, BE 26.03.03
screenplay: Renzo Martinelli, Pietro Calderoni
cast: Daniel Auteuil, Michel Serrault, Laura Morante, Leo Gullotta, Anita Caprioli, Jorge Perugorría, Philippe Leroy
cinematography by: Blasco Giurato
film editing: Massimo Quaglia
art director: Francesco Frigeri
costumes designer: Luigi Bonanno
music: Francesco Sartori
producer: Renzo Martinelli
production: Martinelli Film Company, RAI Cinema, Les Productions Bagheera, SDP, Canal+ (FR); Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (IT)
distributor: 01 Distribution, Euripide Distributions (FR)

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