More than one million tons of chemical weapons are lying underwater, near our coasts. From 1917 to 1970, armies have systematically been dumping their mortal poisons into the oceans all over the world. Little by little, the active substances are being released. Why did politicians and military staffs make this decision? What are the consequences on maritime life and on our health? This 2-year investigation explores the issue in all its dimensions and searches for solutions.
GEORAMA TV PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE, JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION NHK, HLJTV HEILONGIJIANG TV STATION, and MAC GUFF present the documentary "DEADLY DEPTHS" directed by BOB COEN, ERIC NADLER, NICOLAS KOUTSIKAS produced by NICOLAS KOUTSIKAS associate produced by KEN-ICHI IMAMURA, LIU YUPING, PHILIPPE SONRIER director of photography NICOLAS DUCHÊNE editors COLETTE BELTRAN and FLORENCE RICARD original music JEAN-LUIS VALERO translations DOMINIQUE HOLLIER, CORENTINE GUILLOT, SAM REICHERT, AGATHE ZERVOUDIS, MIYAKO REMONDET, DOMINIK FELHOFER, SANDY WHITELAW underwater camera ROBERTO RINALDI and BORIS MAHLAU digital special effects MAC GUFF visual effects supervisor NICOLAS KERMEL post production JANE JAMAUX editing and sound mixing VIRTUEL AUDIO, VINCENT HURÉ, CHRISTOPHE MILLET narrator PAUL BELL appearances by VITANTONIO TEDESCO, STEFAN NEHRING, JOHN BULL, ANDRZEJ JAGUSIEWICZ, GIANLUCA DI FEO, EDWARD M. SPIERS, LUIGI ALCARO, UWE WICHERT, OLIVER KINAST, SIMON BONNELL, JACEK BEŁDOWSKI, COMMANDER THOMAS BAY JENSEN, KATHLEEN CIOLFI, WILLIAM BRANKOWITZ, KATHERINE HAMMACK, TERRANCE P. LONG, ALBERT MARSHALL, WENDY BERGFELDT, KOJI HAMADA, SHINTARO FURUSAKI, MASATO KATAYAMA, GEDIMINAS VARVUOLIS, PAUL WALKER