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Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend (2011)

Tells the story of the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world, an event that experts believe inspired the legend of Atlantis.


Tony Mitchell


Rhidian Brook

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Cast overview:
Stephanie Leonidas ... Pinaruti
Reece Ritchie ... Yishharu
Langley Kirkwood ... Rusa
Isadora Verwey Isadora Verwey ... Bansabira
Natalie Becker ... Ariad
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ... Yidini
Tom Conti ... Narrator


The legend of Atlantis is a story for the ages. A thriving civilisation wiped off the face of the earth by a devastating natural disaster, but this story has roots in the real world. This docudrama details the eruption of Santorini, the biggest disaster in the ancient world, which annihilated the prehistoric Minoan people. Written by Tom Daly

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8 May 2011 (UK) See more »

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Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend See more »

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Greece See more »

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Edited into Curiosity: What Destroyed Atlantis? (2011) See more »

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The Minoan Civilization suffers some BBC censorship...
16 January 2012 | by demetrius11See all my reviews

...at this dramatized documentary. Unfortunately the dress code of the period was to extreme for the BBC to depict during prime time television, at this overall great-looking documentary. The "real" clothes the Minoan women actually wore, were connected to the worship of the "Mother Goddess" at that ancient matrilineal society. After dressing the women up with the "BBC version" of the Minoan dress code, the religious details are carefully filtered and chosen for the viewer in order to create a presentable version of that society. Considering that, I find the documentary lacking regarding several religious and cultural details. However, in every other aspect this is a great film watch. It has adventure, drama, great acting, good special effects, and it gives a good generic picture of that ancient Greek civilization. I strongly recommend it.

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