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
Robert Redford was very frustrated that the studio did not promote the film for awards, both for J.C. Chandor in writing and directing and himself for acting (a feeling echoed by numerous film critics who liked the film and were surprised it was given a small release with little publicity) and has cited this experience as a reason he has moved towards taking fewer acting jobs and preparing strongly for retirement from acting altogether. See more »
On the boat during the storm, "our man" ties the floating anchor to the aft (rear) pulpit. Given the huge forces involved, the pulpit would have been bent and ripped away in seconds. A similar comment could be applied when he ties his lifeline to the guardrails. See more »
1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits.
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Locations Generously Provided By: Baja Studios, Playas De Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, The Pacific Ocean, The Atlantic Ocean. See more »
A film of courage and will a man's determination to stay alive on board along the wicked sea!
Robert Redford now an elder certainly in the final years of his acting time and life gives a performance to remember. And that's just a turn as a plain sailor man who without a name and really he has no words to say during the film! It proves that actions speak louder than words! Anyway "All is Lost" is a moving film of one man's will and determination to stay alive as the scenes show the forces of mother nature can put us at our strongest as a human will resort to many methods for the chance to live. The film is a tale of a sea collision involving a shipping container at sea. And Robert Redford is the sailor man at sea in the Indian ocean on the yacht when a powerful storm that's very violent hits the high sea. By watching you see how it's one character's struggle to survive and live. It proves that you should never give up it takes a lot of courage and will to live as just like the high sea life too is a violent storm many times. Overall this picture doesn't do many words it's actions of a struggle for life speaks the loudest and Redford in his wise age perhaps gives his strongest and smartest performance.
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