Directors' Showcase / UK premiere

The Deep

  • Baltasar Kormákur /
  • Iceland, Norway /
  • 2012 /
  • 95 mins

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson / Fiction / Icelandic

Breathtaking seascapes frame this fascinating study of a reluctant national hero.

Audience Award Nominee
When a fishing boat sinks in the stormy waters off the coast of Iceland every member of the crew perishes... except for one. What makes Gulli different and how did he manage to endure almost nine hours in the frozen sea? Based on astonishing true facts, this is the story of how one man’s innate survival instinct shocked an army of medical professionals and came to symbolise the strength and determination of a nation.

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  • #1 Bruce Laing / Saturday 22 June, 2013 / 20:10 GMT

    A great story and loved the use of the home reel shots in the flashback scenes

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