8 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
The truth is out there!
(email@example.com) from Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
10 April 2002
No, this is not an X-Files sequel, neither a sci-fi movie.
Instead, it's a straight, touching, tragic, true story about a group of
portuguese fishermen who get caught in the middle of a storm in the Tejo
Their boat wrecks and, despite the bad-luck, they are close to land and they
can see their way through. But things are not as easy as they seem. Two of
the four men cannot swim, one of them is too old and the river's stream does
not allow them to go through easily. As the clock ticks and time flows, they
struggle to survive until the night falls down on them and makes their task
The plot is simple and direct and it counts on the actors' effort (they
spent dozens of hours in the water during the footage) and talent to impress
the viewers. The coast is so near and yet so distant...
This is the unquestionable proof that a true simple story, when shot
properly, works out for itself. It's not magic, it's cinema.
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