'The Deep' @The Dukes

The Deep [12a]
2013, 95 mins
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Olafur Darri Olafsson
Synopsis
Although now a Hollywood regular (CONTRABAND, INHALE), Icelandic writer-director Kormákur returned home and to real events for this stirring, vividly realised tale of humanity overcoming the elements.
In 1984, after a raucous night in a waterfront bar, a trawler crew set off on a trip that turned to disaster when their net caught a rock, capsizing the boat. Trapped in a shrinking air pocket, bluff 22-year-old Gulli (Ólafsson) determined to swim several kilometres back to land with his childhood friend and shipmate Palli (Jóhannsson), who soon succumbed to the lethally cold water.
Sustained by physical tenacity, faith and hope, he eventually reached shore, only to shred his bare feet walking across the volcanic coastline. When he finally got home, to his humble surprise, he became a national hero.

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  • colin p.

    Interesting film once I'd got over the ship wreck in a swimming pool. One almost unwatchable scene of the survivor walking across jagged volcanic rocks in bare feet. Thought provoking and followed by a wonderful curry with a highly intelligent, articulate and attractive woman. At my age it doesn't get much better :-) Plus, we then met one of my all-time idols, unbelievable.

    July 16, 2013

  • Stella K.

    I will be at the Dukes for 6.15 and have provisionally booked a table at chilli pickle for 8.30pm.. no obligation for supper though.

    July 16, 2013

    • Mike

      NOOOOOOO!!! Sneaking off for posh curries in a restaurant I REALLY want to go to, after what looks like an excellent film, all on a night when I am already committed elsewhere?!? Stella, does your depths of cruelty know no bounds?! I'm so gutted I will almost certainly have to cry myself to sleep tonight :-(

      July 16, 2013

  • john

    Haven`t ben for quite a while due to work but now looking forward to rejoining you during this wonderful summer.Incidentally did anyone go to see the Fountainhead? John

    July 15, 2013

  • Stella K.

    The temple bar is a freebie in a pub Andy and puts on classics! I try and introduce new films to the group and in the cinema and hosted

    1 · July 12, 2013

    • Andy W.

      Hi Stella Yes, but the thing they have in common is they are both GOOD FILMS and i can't see both of them at the same time :)

      July 12, 2013

  • Andy W.

    Umm, can you two sort yourselves out? Two great films showing at the same time???? How do I resolve this conundrum? Coin toss? Andy

    July 12, 2013

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