In 1914, a young man arrives at a remote island near the Antarctic Circle to take the post of weather observer only to find himself trapped in a watchtower besieged by deadly creatures which live in hiding on the island.
In 1914, just after of Franz Ferdinand's assassination that eventually caused World War I, a steamship approaches a desolate island on the edge of the Antarctic Circle, where a young nameless man is poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the ends of the earth for an entire year until the arrival of his replacement. For the next twelve months, his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, the surrounding sea, and dangerous strange beings that he discovers are sharing the island.Written by
David Oakes's character never is identified with a name. He is referred on ending credits as "Friend". See more »
The protagonist, a Brit, uses a Russian Mosin-Nagant military rifle he would have been unable to obtain at the time.
It may have been used as a stand-in for the similarly looking British Lee-Metford rifle, a likely choice to equip someone in his position. See more »
Overall great story, unique plot, great acting, and a beautiful location in this film to boot. I initially thought this film was about space aliens according to the poster but I was quite wrong and pleasantly surprised it wasn't. I'd say this is a movie somewhat like The Shape of Water but this story kept my attention unlike that film. Just a nice change of pace for a different story line and if you come across this film, I highly recommend it.
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