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Vajont - La diga del disonore

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Original title
Vajont - La diga del disonore
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Renzo Martinelli, Pietro Calderoni
Music
Francesco Sartori
Cinematography
Blasco Giurato
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-France; Canal+ / Comune di Vajont / Les Productions Bagheera / Rai Cinemafiction / S.D.P. Films / Martinelli Film Company International
Genre
Action | Natural Disasters. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
On October 9th, 1963, at 10:39 pm, 260 million cubic meters of rock fell down from Mount Toc to the artificial lake formed by the Vajont dam, the higher dam in the world. The landslide formed a 250-meters wave and 50 million cubic meters of water completely destroied all the below towns, killing more than 2000 people. Planned by engineer Semenza, Vajont dam (263 meters) had to carry the electricity in all the houses of the country. Tina Merlin, a journalist from "L'Unitá", tried for years to denounce the danger to build a dam near the Mount Toc and expecially to denounce all the omissions by the corrupted politicians and workers in charge of the dam construction. They preferred to trust in old geologist Dal Piaz instead to hear engineer Semenza young son's alarming analysis. No one seemed to understand the high danger until that October fatal night.
Awards
2001: David di Donatello Awards: 2 nominations
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