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Subtitle European Film Festival, Kilkenny

European Film Festival, Kilkenny.
24–30 November 2014

The third annual


European Film Festival, Kilkenny. 24–30 November 2014

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The Deep Dir. Baltasar Kormákur

  • Iceland
  • 95 mins
  • 2012
  • Action, Drama
  • Colour
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    Director: Baltasar Kormákur 
    Original Title: Djúpið
    Language: Icelandic

    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.

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