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JULES VERNE'S 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Jules Verne is one of the fathers of science fiction and 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA ist the timeless proof of his amazing vision. Almost one hundred fifty years after the classic novel was published, the story still fascinates the audience.

In this epic TV-event movie versione set shortly after the American Civil War the young oceanographer Pierre Arronax sets sail to investigate a series of attacks on ships. He believes it to be the work of a sea monster but when his own ship is attacked and sunken, he and his companions (Cabe Attuks and Ned Land) find themselves prisoner aboard the submarine The Nautilus.

Great British actor and multiple Oscar®-winner Sir Michael Caine stars as the brutal Captain Nemo, the builder and commander of The Nautilus. He fights hard for his vision of an underwater utopia which threatens everyone in the world above.

The massive sets bring The Nautilus to life and together with especially built sailing ships and large water tanks give the movie the grandeur and scale a story like this needs.

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA remains truly to Verne’s vision while subtly updating the story with state-of-the-art special effects. This classic fiction is entertainment as its finest.

Genre
Adventure, Literature
1997
Director
Rod Hardy
Cast
Michael Caine, Patrick Dempsey, Steven Grives, Boo Kaan
Playing Time
180 min.
Languages
English
Production Company
The Frederick Pierce Company / Village Roadshow Pictures
Original Author
Jules Verne
Status
Completed