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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Jóhann G. Jóhannsson
Directors
Baltasar Kormákur
Screenwriters
Baltasar Kormákur
Jón Atli Jónasson
Running Time
96 minutes

The Deep
True-life disaster drama


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Plot
Westman Islands, 1984. When the Breki-VI, an Icelandic trawler, goes down with all hands bar one, the sole survivor, Gulli (Ólafsson), is feted as a hero and a scientific anomaly. But how did he endure six hours in freezing seas and can he endure survivor's guilt?


Verdict
Back on home turf, Contraband director Kormákur has made a suitably dramatic recreation of a remarkable episode.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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