Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Original Title: Djúpið
Main Cast: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
This film is based on the incredible true story of Guolaugur Frioþórsson, the sole survivor of a fishing accident in 1984 off the south coast of Iceland. Frioþórsson swam for over 5 hours in freezing cold waters, but bizarrely only showed mild symptoms of hypothermia, when he finally reached a hospital. His remarkable survival and exceptional physiology provides the context for a film which pits human feelings of loneliness and guilt against the world wide fame, which he attracted. Director Baltasar Kormákur draws out a beautifully understated performance from his leading man (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and the cinematography is stunning; there is one scene in the film that is so full of danger, it is worth the price of admission alone. Icelandic entry for the 2013 Foreign Language Oscar.
The Deep Dir. Baltasar Kormákur
- 95 mins
- Action, Drama