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Overview

Baltic Storm

In an era when at-sea disasters have grown increasingly rare thanks to "foolproof" naval technology, the September 28, 1994 wreck of the ferry boat M/S Estonia raised more than a few eyebrows. En route from Talinn to Stockholm, via the Baltic Sea, the craft capsized and 852 civilians never reached their destination. In recounting this tale cinematically, writer-director Reuben Leder (brother of Mimi "Deep Impact" Leder) adapted German reporter Jutta Rabe's conspiracy thriller about the event. The picture - like its source - suggests that classified weapons were being smuggled on board the vessel, and that Russia - after learning of this secret - deliberately torpedoed the craft. The picture recalls Costa-Gavras's Z, Alan Pakula's The Parallax View, and other conspiracy thrillers by unfurling most of its story after the fatalistic event; in the vein of those earlier films, it has a suspicious character (here Jurgen Prochnow, as accident survivor and Swedish attorney Erik Westermark) teaming up with investigative reporter Julia Reuter (Greta Scacchi) to determine the truth behind the inferred political cover-ups. Screen vet Donald Sutherland co-stars.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2006
UPC: 0844628091169
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Tango Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 69,315

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greta Scacchi Actor
Jürgen Prochnow Actor
Donald Sutherland Actor
Dieter Laser Actor
Juergen Schormagel Actor
Barbara Schone Actor
Rein Oja Actor
Herb Andress Actor
Birgit Stein Actor
Thure Riefenstein Actor
Jens Neuhaus Actor
Jürgen Tarrach Actor
Andreas Guenther Actor

Technical Credits
Reuben Leder Director,Screenwriter
Guy Collins Executive Producer
Keith Cousins Executive Producer
Joris Hamann Art Director
Kaj Holmberg Producer
Mimi Leder Executive Producer
Robert Nordstrom Cinematographer
Allen Paley Sound/Sound Designer
Terry Potter Executive Producer
Jackie Quella Executive Producer
Jutta Rabe Producer
Alan Strachan Editor
Mauri Sumen Score Composer
Tanja Weck Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Baltic Storm
1. Tipped Off [5:15]
2. The Estonia [10:41]
3. Good News [10:53]
4. Status Checked? [9:34]
5. Traumatised [8:59]
6. Press Conference [9:47]
7. "The Seahorse" [9:25]
8. Accused of Piracy [11:27]
9. Interview [7:23]
10. On the Run [8:13]
11. Another Meeting [10:47]
12. The Release [9:01]

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