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
Aura Garrido's character is named Aneris by Friend. Aneris is the read right-to-left word of "sirena" (Spanish for siren). See more »
Friend talks to himself about the "strange beings" possibly having antifreeze in their blood. Antifreeze did not become readily available, let alone common knowledge, until the 1920s. See more »
We are on a tiny island of what we know, surrounded by an ocean of what we don't
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Eerie and harrowing tale that will stay with you
As an audience we feel lonely and fragile just like the main character. The movie begins as a horror but slowly turns more action orientated. Early action scenes are very good and unfortunately the get abit repetitive and aren't as good later on. I love all the question this film poses. Set in the back drop of WW1 it does't seem to have connection intill you peice it together. As there aren't many characters in the film you get to know them intimately. Character development is handled well. The CGI looks natural and effects are gratifying. This movie had me hooked and as a result I have ordered the novel it was based upon.
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