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The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.

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Jean de Segonzac

Writers:

Torsten Dewi (story & concept), Jean de Segonzac (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Brolin ... John Kubiak
Ian Somerhalder ... Jack Kubiak
Bettina Zimmermann ... Giovanna Becker
Jamie Thomas King ... Thomas Kubiak
Elodie Frenck ... Cara
Michael Mendl ... Cardinal Battaglia
Jeremy Crutchley ... Father Giacopetti
Ben Cross ... Nicholas Filiminov
Peter Butler ... Brother Fontana
Robin Smith Robin Smith ... Sailor
Sean Higgs Sean Higgs ... Benny the Bartender
Tamsin MacCarthy ... Renault
Dan Hirst ... Alexi
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Jean-Luc Julien ... (voice)
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In 2048, global warming caused the sea level to raise high above most cities. John Kubiak runs a salvage business with his adopted orphan sons, cocky Jack and erudite, cautious Thomas. Yet top priority, above profit, is a secret project for New Vatican cardinal Battaglia which even the boys only learn about when it kills John. It's retrieving the pharaonic scepter of Sobek, according to legend commanding the sea-level. The Kubiaks' ruthless rival in this relic hunt is against real estate super-tycoon Nicholas Filiminov, who also recruited Jack's ex, Giovanna Becker, by promising to finance her geological sea control research. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The End of the World See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)
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Tandem Communications See more »
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1.78 : 1
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They state that when Richard the Lionheart was killed during the Crusades it was Mercadier who avenged him. In fact Richard was killed in France, not on the crusades, and forgave the man who killed him but Mercadier had the crossbow man flayed alive and hanged. See more »

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Cara: [after upsetting a huge drunk, aggressive man; Thomas tries to look like a tough hero in front of Cara as the man gets up and prepares himself for a fight] I can take care of myself.
Thomas Kubiak: Yeah? That makes one of us.
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Not bad...Not Great....Just Meh.
20 December 2009 | by CelticnationalistSee all my reviews

40 years in the future Global Warming has submerged most of the Earth underwater and a Father (James Brolin) and his two Sons (Ian Solmerhalder & Jamie Thomas King) salvage treasures from sunken buildings for a living when they are given an important assignment from the Vatican to uncover an historical artifact which can lower the seas moses-style - or some such nonsense. The budget as this is a Syfy Channel Production is Low (looks a lot lower than the $6.4M quoted here) and it shows rather badly at times, especially as buildings in the far distance look like paintings, but the acting isn't too bad and there is enough action to keep you interested if not glued to the screen.

A German made production Filmed entirely in South Africa and Directed by Jean De Segonzac, who has been in the Director's chair on many a TV Series and several forgettable DTV Movies.


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