German, English, French
NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET
Apocalyptic ideas have always found a listening ear in the history of the Western world. Even today, the possibility of the end haunts our minds. When and how did this fear of the end of the world appear? In what forms did it manifest itself?
Apocalypse is a Greek word that originally means "revelation". It is the title of the last book of the Bible, which explains why "apocalypse" is connected with all sorts of catastrophic events and with the end of the world.
Still today, people often believe that the end of the world is imminent. The discovery of the atomic weapon, the globalization of conflicts are only a few examples of a possible source of such fear.
The story behind these fears is revealed in this documentary. It seeks to understand how and when these fears first appeared and how they developed over the centuries.