Tarragona: Paradise on Fire (TV Movie 2007) - Plot Summary Poster

(2007 TV Movie)


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  • In 1978, a Spanish coastal camping full of German tourists exploded after a tragic accident. This is their story.

  • Based on the real events happened on "Los Alfaques", a camping from Tarragona (Catalonia, northeast to Spain) which burned on July 11, 1978 with 350 dead and more than 500 injured, Los Arecales is a lovely and very visited coastal holiday destination where holidaymakers, families, groups, couples and singles meet in summertime, crossing their stories and lives in a idyllic scene of eternal relax, fun and harmony: a young patchwork family on the way to their first holiday together; a teenage couple tenting in Spain together for the first time without their parents' knowledge; an old and terminally ill military officer who on the last holiday of his life wants to reconcile with his gay son; an unhappy wife whose dominating husband cheats on and humiliates her; a truck driver that without his knowledge his truck has been drastically overloaded with fuel; a finally the truck driver's son, who learns the danger and tries to prevent the catastrophe before it happens. But when tragedy finally becomes real and the truck crashes against the camping after an accident that it moves out from the road, and the truck explodes second later when the scattered fuel fires by a barbecue, Los Arecales is turned suddenly in a hell on earth, and every moment counts to save so much lives as it be possible.



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