A group of men are trapped in a small pod on the sea bed, after diving down to fix an oil pipeline and becoming separated from their ship.

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Ron Scalpello

Writers:

Alan McKenna (screenplay), Paul Staheli (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Danny Huston ... Engel
Matthew Goode ... Mitchell
Joe Cole ... Jones
Alan McKenna ... Hurst
Ian Pirie ... Karsen
Daisy Lowe ... Emily Lou
Gemita Samarra ... Lisa
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In the Somalia coast, the veteran divers Engel, Mitchell, Hurst and the rookie Jones are assigned to repair an oil pipeline on the bottom of the sea by the Vaxxilon representative Karsen. They are advised that a storm is coming, but the Diving Support Vessel Lorimer lowers the bell with the team. They succeed to weld the pipeline but the storm comes and the vessel sinks, killing the whole crew. Short of the oxygen, the divers try to communicate with the surface and the leader Mitchell keeps the hope that they will be saved. But will the oil company send another vessel to rescue them? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hold your breath

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some disturbing images and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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From the moment they reached the pipeline and saw the position mark they new their relative position that is good enough for quick rescue. It was written on the map they where looking to. When reached the second position (emergency tank) with full length of the umbilical they knew the distance. With simple math they could get the coordinates with several meter precision. But yet when asked on radio they chosen to say they don't know where they are. See more »

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Engel: A man goes to sea for many reasons. Perhaps to sense its beauty and stare at the infinite horizon that offers no questions, seeks no answers. Perhaps to stand in awe of its power, savagery, grace. This is all true, but there are also those who go to sea ultimately because they are lost and never want to be found.
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Engel: The Ship Is Fucking Gone!
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Falling
Written by Benjamin Wallfisch
Performed by Joanna Wallfisch
Published by Du Vinage Publishing Inc. & Pressure Films Ltd
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Anguishing and Realistic Drama
21 November 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Somalia coast, the veteran divers Engel (Danny Huston), Mitchell (Matthew Goode), Hurst (Jones Alan McKenna) and the rookie Jones (Joe Cole) are assigned to repair an oil pipeline on the bottom of the sea by the Vaxxilon representative Karsen (Ian Pirie). They are advised that a storm is coming, but the Diving Support Vessel Lorimer lowers the bell with the team. They succeed to weld the pipeline but the storm comes and the vessel sinks, killing the whole crew. Short of the oxygen, the divers try to communicate with the surface and the leader Mitchell keeps the hope that they will be saved. But will the oil company send another vessel to rescue them?

"Pressure" is one of the most anguishing and realistic drama about the deep water divers ever made and economical interest of oil companies. The performances are top-notch and the realism of the scenes is impressive. The director Ron Scalpello makes an excellent film that keeps the tension along 91 mm running time. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sob Pressão" ("Under Pressure")


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12 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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