Technical informations :
Film French, Italian. Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 27 2002
Michel Serrault, Daniel Auteuil, Laura Morante
Duration: 1h 56min.
Original title: Vajont
In 1959 in the Vajont valley must be built the largest dam in Europe.
Begun in the late fifties under the direction of Carlo Semenza, work will face many difficulties. His second, Biadene, ignored the natural hazards. His main concern is the opposition encountered by the project to the local population. Tina Merlin, a journalist Communist Unita, is the figurehead of the protest.
The completion of the work threatens to be delayed because of fragile land. The dam was completed, however, and the reservoir is at its maximum height. The tragedy is inevitable.
A true and moving story that shows how the search for recognition and profit is blind and contemptuous engineers. Their decisions will nevertheless lead to the death of several thousand people despite all the warning signs, deliberately ignored by the project managers to meet deadlines and do not confess their twist ...
Should one see an analogy to global warming? Nothing is less sure…
If the actors are good, the achievement could have been more careful, that's unfortunate.