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A majestic world under the waves

Secrets of the Adriatic


The Story

Nowhere else has man so severely effected his environment as along the Adriatic coast. Land and ocean have gone through drastic changes. However, hardly anywhere else can such a fascinating juxtaposition of wild nature and world famous places, of comings and goings, of beauty and destruction be observed. Here unique historical regions are found, craftsmen and artists have created treasures over the last thousands of years which seek any comparison.

This film is a time journey through the history of European civilisation.


SD & stereo



German & English

Production Team

Written & Directed by Michael Schlamberger ● Camera Michael Schlamberger, Rolando Menardi ● Camera Assistants Raimund Sivetz, Christian Ghafour, Willibald Weber ● Additional Camera Tomi Szommer ● Wescam Operator Irmin Kerck ● Location Sound Jörg Goldbrunner, Christian Ghafour ● Editor & Digital Effects Raimund Sivetz ● Assistant Editor Lukas Kogler ● Music Kurt Adametz ● Dubbing Editor Raimund Sivetz, Bernadette Emsenhuber ● Dubbing Mix Raimund Sivetz, Cornelius Wildner ● Written by Sabine Holzer ● Narrator Andrew Golder ● Colourist Willi Willinger ●  Scientific Consultants Peter Praschag, Boris Kryštufek, Nikola Tvrtković, Georg Gaßner ● Production Coordinator Anita Pfeffinger ●
Production Manager Rita Schlamberger ● Producer Michael Schlamberger ● Executive Producer Walter Köhler 

Thanks to, Šuica Dubravka, Jani Kovačec, Vedran Riss, Voje Sajn, Eva Maria Schalk, Wolfs Divecenter, WWF Riserva Naturale Marina di Miramare

A Co-Production of ScienceVision, ORF, Docstar and BR.


3rd Matsalu Wildlife & Environmental Film Festival
Estonia, September 2005: Best director in the category “Sea and Shore”

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