Action,Adventure,Drama,Thriller   Italy,United States of America

The movie "Krakatoa, East of Java" is set in the late 1800s and follows a team of maritime salvage workers led by Captain Chris Hanson (played by Maximilian Schell). Their primary objective is to recover a valuable cargo of pearls from a shipwreck in the waters near Krakatoa, a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

As the team prepares for their recovery dive, they encounter various challenges and conflicts among themselves. They include two competing divers, Charley Adams (Brian Keith) and Giovanni Borghese (Rossano Brazzi), who have a longstanding rivalry. In addition, there are tensions arising from a romantic triangle involving Laura, a woman associated with the team, who has relationships with both Captain Hanson and Adams.

Amid these interpersonal dynamics, a more significant problem arises when news of the impending eruption of Krakatoa reaches the team. The volcano's violent eruption in 1883 becomes known as one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in history. Captain Hanson is torn between carrying out the dangerous dive to salvage the pearls or diverting his team to help evacuate nearby coastal communities threatened by the volcanic eruption.

As the eruption approaches, the salvage team must make difficult decisions, balancing their personal ambitions with the need to save lives. Eventually, they decide to abandon their original mission and join the rescue efforts. Amidst the chaos and destruction caused by the volcanic eruption, they embark on a perilous journey to save as many lives as possible.

The movie concludes with the team's heroic efforts to rescue survivors and their realization that saving lives is more important than material wealth. Captain Hanson and his crew confront the devastating power of nature and find redemption in their selfless actions.
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