The devil's railroad

Simon Plum, Denmark, 1997

48 min.DK/Documentary

In the heart of the tropical rain forest of Brazil a 400 kilometre long railroad was built at the beginning of our century from one deserted place to another. The dream of riches and a blind faith in progress forced the project: The railroad was to carry rubber to the growing industry of the rich world. The project came up against problems from the start, but was carried through in spite of incomprehensible human costs. The dream became a nightmare, and today the jungle has spread its merciful green carpet over the fantastic work of man.This documentary reveals the past and takes us on a last beautiful and tragic journey on the rusty tracks of the jungle.
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Original title Djævelens jernbane
Danish title Djævelens jernbane
Keywords Brazil, Railways, Rain forrests, 1900-1909
Director Simon Plum
Co-director Christian Kaarsberg
Screenplay Christian Kaarsberg
Director of Photography Simon Plum
Editor Mikkel Bo
Appearances Dionysos Schockness, José Vilaneda
Production country Denmark
Production company Film & Lyd ApS
Technical info 16s
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7


Production company Film & Lyd ApS


Direction Simon Plum
Co-director Christian Kaarsberg


Script Christian Kaarsberg


Cinematography Simon Plum


Stills Simon Plum


Editing Mikkel Bo


Appearance Dionysos Schockness
Appearance José Vilaneda

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