Vajont


1h 53m 2001

Brief Synopsis

On October 9, 1963, one of the worst disasters in Italian history saw a mountain landslide overflow the world's highest hydroelectric dam. The resulting flood washed away several valley townships, killing 2,000 people. A forseeable accident, the seeds of tragedy were sewn in 1959 when the damn was c

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
Rai Cinema; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Istituto Luce-Cinecitta

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

On October 9, 1963, one of the worst disasters in Italian history saw a mountain landslide overflow the world's highest hydroelectric dam. The resulting flood washed away several valley townships, killing 2,000 people. A forseeable accident, the seeds of tragedy were sewn in 1959 when the damn was constructed. Chief engineers Carlo Semenza and Nino Biadene, eager to secure the lucrative hydroelectricity contract, ignored reports that the design was unsafe. The project went into construction, earning a large sum for the companies involved. Four years later, 900 cubic meters of rock came down from Mount Toc provoking the lethal 750-foot wave.

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
Rai Cinema; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Istituto Luce-Cinecitta

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Film was released in Italy on October 9, 2001, the 38th anniversary of the Mount Toc landslide tragedy.