Based on incredible real life events, The Deep tells the story of a lone survivor of a fishing boat accident, who defies nature by surviving the freezing Icelandic sea in the midst of winter. Persevering against the odds, he makes the journey to islands nearby and now must face a gruelling trek across volcanic terrain before eventually arriving to safety.
His intense ordeal wins him international attention, but brings the pressure of extensive physical investigation as he is left to deal with the effects of his reluctant celebrity status. The film’s stunning, nearly monochromatic visuals, other-worldly landscapes and haunting sounds of nature at its cruelest, make this an unmissable film.
Certificate: 12A Distributor: Metrodome
Dir. Baltasar Kormákur, Iceland, 2012, 95 mins, subtitles
Cast: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhann G. Jóhannsson, Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir