The Sharks’ Mountain

Far out beyond the coast of Costa Rica, the Coconut Island looms out of the Pacific Ocean. The peak of a lonely volcanic mountain is the real “Treasure Island”. Due to its secluded position, rare fauna and flora have developed.

Director: Rolf J. Möltgen

Rolf Möltgen (age 60) became a trained electronic technician after attending the university of applied sciences in Bonn. 1964 he obtained an apprenticeship as cameraman at Studio-Rheinfilm in Bonn. In the same year he made his first underwater movie depicting the life of Greek fisherman and sponge divers.
His later topics range from action features to protection of endangered species, from behavioural sciences to pure adventure. Many of his interesting titles were featured on WDR, Arte, ZDF and SAT1, and partly adopted by BBC and National Geographic. Der Berg der Haie was featured on last year's festival program and was nominated for the award of Best Marine Film 2009.

43 Min.
Director: Rolf J. Möltgen
Script: Rolf Möltgen
Cinematography: Rolf Möltgen
Editing: Ralf Kamin
Narrator: Helmut Winkelmann
Editor: Gabriele Conze (WDR)
Nominations: Best Marine Film 2009