As Told by CHRISTOPHER LEE A Film by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE JEAUFFR
USA/France, 60 min., 2004. Format DVD/NTSC/REGION1/English-French
In Search of the doom fleet sunken by the volcano 100 years ago.
1902. On the French Caribbean island of Martinique, the volcano Mont Pelée explodes, killing in less of 4 minutes the 28,000 inhabitants of the luxurious tropical capital of Saint-Pierre.Hundreds of ships and crews anchored in the bay of the small Island are sunk by the deadly storm of fire. One ship, the Belem, survived the apocalypse.
100 years later, the Jules Verne Adventures expedition sets sails onboard the surviving ship Belem. Its mission, to return to the buried city and to explore the undersea graveyard of the doomed fleet ravaged by the Volcano’s wrath.
Embark with explorer-filmmaker Jean-Christophe Jeauffre, his crew and Albert Falco, legendary Captain of Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso, for a new spectacular action-documentary of the Jules Verne Adventures trilogy expedition on board the three-master ship Belem.
The amazing return of the only ship that survived the Caribbean’s Armageddon is one of the most moving tales of the Jules Verne Adventures documentaries, as told by legendary actor Christopher Lee (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) and powerfully scored by Emmy Award winner John Scott (Greystoke, Cousteau’s Undersea World).
Production company : Jules Verne Adventures
Written and Directed by Jean-Christophe Jeauffre / Produced by Frédéric Dieudonné and Stéphane de Saint Laumer
Photographed by Jean-Christophe Jeauffre / Roch Pescadère / Alain Souffi
Music Composed by John Scott