The Besieged Fortress 81' by Philippe Calderon


In the midst of the African savannah, in the safety of their six-meter-high tower, over a million termites are hard at work when disaster suddenly strikes: a deluge of tropical rain floods galleries and chambers provoking panic and chaos.

The cracks and breaches in the termites’ castle are an open invitation to a horde of terrible, carnivorous ants to invade, threatening the colony's survival... 

Starring real insects, The Besieged Fortress is a suspenseful wildlife fiction shot like a true disaster movie, using pioneering techniques to provide exclusive footage and give us an unprecedented insight into a fascinating world.


Direction: Philippe Calderon

Production: Co-production Les Films du Rêve, TF1 International, L'Institut de Recherche pour le Développement & France 2 Cinéma

Genre: Nature

Available versions: French, English

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