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The Deep (2012)

Djúpið (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 21 May 2013 (USA)
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.

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Baltasar Kormákur
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Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Gulli
Joi Johannsson ... Palli (as Jóhann G. Jóhannsson)
Stefán Hallur Stefánsson Stefán Hallur Stefánsson ... Jón
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Lárus
Björn Thors ... Hannes
Walter Grímsson Walter Grímsson ... Raggi (as Walter Geir Grimsson)
Thora Bjorg Helga Thora Bjorg Helga ... Halla (as Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir)
Guðjón Pedersen Guðjón Pedersen ... Erlingur Prófessor
Theodór Júlíusson Theodór Júlíusson ... Foreldrar Gulli
María Sigurðardóttir María Sigurðardóttir ... Foreldrar Gulli
Stormur J.K. Baltarsarsson Stormur J.K. Baltarsarsson ... Batman - Bjarni
Martin Halldórsson Martin Halldórsson ... Spæderman - Gilli
Sindri Árdal Bergsteinssoon Sindri Árdal Bergsteinssoon ... Gulli (Sem Dreengur)
Ólafur Ingi Sigurðsson Ólafur Ingi Sigurðsson ... Palli (Sem Drengur)
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Prestur
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In regard to the real-life survival story and the extraordinary feat of the Icelandic fisherman, Guðlaugur "Gulli" Friðþórsson, Baltasar Kormákur's "The Deep" faithfully recreates the maritime tragedy of the ageing vessel, Breki, when on 11 March 1984 capsized near the Westman Islands, in the notoriously rough waters of the unforgiving North Atlantic. Among a small crew of six men, the cheerful, overweight, and utterly unassuming Gulli summons the strength to fight the omnipotent forces of nature, swimming back home for six hours in frigid and deadly waters. But, how on earth did he manage to cheat an impending deep hypothermia? Was it a matter of sheer determination, pure chance, or was it a case of an unfathomable mystery? Written by Nick Riganas

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Based on the true story of an unexpected miracle. See more »

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Action | Drama

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The official submission of Iceland to the Best Foreign Language Film for the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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The events in the movie take place in 1984. When the main protagonist, the only survivor of the boat accident, undergoes a test in the Navy Hospital in London, one of the doctors introduces the other three participants of the test as members of the SBS, the Special Boat Services, a UK special forces unit. The name by which the doctor refers to the unit is incorrect. In 1984, this UK special forces unit in question was called the Special Boat Squadron. It was renamed to Special Boat Service (and not "Services") only three years later, in 1987. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Incredible tale of survival
10 March 2020 | by maccas-56367See all my reviews

An amazing tale of survival with a strong performance by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson in the main role of Gulli.

This ties for the coldest a film has ever made me feel - along with Norway's The 12th Man. The whole ordeal is made the more harrowing by the true story angle.

It features some incredible cinematography. The Icelandic landscapes and scenery were breathtaking. The ocean shots really magnified the sense of loneliness and sheer odds against Gulli.

The scientific angle in the latter half of the film was interesting, though broke some of the momentum. In this sense, it felt like two films rolled into one. I liked how things came a bit full circle in the last few scenes though.

A solid (while not amazing) Icelandic film that I recommend to those into survival stories.


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Icelandic

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21 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$713,108
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