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Diving Into the Unknown (2016)

Takaisin pintaan (original title)
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After a terrible accident deep inside an underwater cave, the survivors are forced to risk their own lives to bring the bodies of their friends home.

Director:

Juan Reina

Writers:

Antti Apunen (original idea), Juan Reina | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Patrik Grönqvist Patrik Grönqvist ... Himself
Kai Känkänen Kai Känkänen ... Himself
Sami Paakkarinen Sami Paakkarinen ... Himself
Vesa Rantanen Vesa Rantanen ... Himself
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After a terrible accident deep inside an underwater cave, the survivors are forced to risk their own lives to bring the bodies of their friends home.

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Taglines:

"We just wanted to bring our friends home"

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Documentary

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Country:

Finland | Norway

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

19 February 2016 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Diving Into the Unknown See more »

Filming Locations:

Plurdalen, Norway See more »

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Budget:

€450,000 (estimated)
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Fuglene AS, Monami Agency See more »
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Not a very technical document
14 March 2016 | by halle-5See all my reviews

I enjoyed this documentary very much, but that was partly because I knew so much about the incident beforehand, having read about it in the news and diving forums. If I would have seen only the documentary, as a diver I would have wanted more details, technical data, analysis of the accident etc.

On the other hand, people who don't know diving terminology could find the lingo difficult to understand. Most used terms are not explained and neither are many of the reasons why cave diving in those depths is so dangerous. Maybe the English subtitles are easier to understand if diving slang is not used. Can't tell because I haven't seen those.

This is not a very detailed analysis of the events, but more a story about friendship and the psychological effects of the accident on the fellow divers.

The dead bodies can be seen briefly, but there are no close-ups which would make the footage graphic. In my opinion the most graphic parts of the documentary are the discussions held when planning for the recovery dive. What is the condition of the bodies, what equipment should be recovered etc.


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