All Is Lost (2013) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

    - Written by Roadside Attractions
  • A man is sailing alone on his sailboat in the Indian Ocean. He wakes up one morning to find that a wayward shipping container which had been adrift has rammed into his boat, gashing a hole in the boat's side, which has allowed water to pour into the boat's cabin. He is eventually able to fix the hole, but he ends up learning that the damage to the boat is more than superficial as many of the electrical and communication systems are no longer working. These issues in combination have placed him into a precarious situation, as he doesn't know his exact location, and he cannot communicate with anyone. When he hits a storm, his situation worsens, where he eventually can only drift. He has to hope that he encounters no other storms while his rations diminish, and he drifts toward what he hopes is the region's shipping lane where there is a greater chance that he will be spotted by passing ships and thus be rescued.

    - Written by Huggo
  • A man is sailing alone in his yacht but during the night, his vessel collides with a container adrift on the sea while he sleeps. The yacht is flooded and she loses her navigation and communication equipment and heads to a violent storm. When the yacht sinks, the sailor embarks in the liferaft that is carried adrift by the currents to a shipping lane. His fight for survival begins.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

    - Written by Anonymous


Somewhere in the Indian Ocean ("1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits"), we see an abstract image of an object floating in water...

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