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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Gulli
Joi Johannsson ... Palli (as Jóhann G. Jóhannsson)
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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Iceland

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Icelandic

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21 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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€2,000,000 (estimated)
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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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The Deep
9 August 2013 | by daxpeaSee all my reviews

If you asked me half way through this film what I thought of it, I would of probably been indifferent and gave it 6 or so stars yet by the time it had finished I was utterly captivated.

They played it just right! I absolutely adore how we saw both the run up to the event, the actual event then the aftermath. It made it so much more real to the audience.

The real life clips, which they show during the credits at the end, also made a huge impact on the audiences at the showings I saw. The actor who plays Gulli could of easily been related to the actual Gulli.

Speaking of the actor who plays Gulli, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, simply gave a performance of a life time. I believed every word that came out of his mouth and even in the times of silence were his acting was all physical, I couldn't take my eyes of him.

This film really does stay with you and I have not stopped thinking it over since I saw it over a week ago. Really quite superb.


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