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The Deep [DVD]


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  • Actors: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhann G. Jóhannsson, Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir, Theodór Júlíusson, Maria Sigurðardóttir
  • Directors: Baltasar Kormákur
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Metrodome Distribution
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Oct 2013
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EM9OXL2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,288 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Baltasar Kormákur directs this Icelandic drama, based loosely on real events, in which a fisherman endeavours to survive the sinking of his ship in freezing waters. Gulli (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) is a giant of a man. Only the day before he and his crew set out for a catch he protects his newly-recruited cook during a brawl and is well accustomed to the tough life of a fisherman. However, when an accident involving a snagged net causes the ship to sink in the biting cold of the North Atlantic, Gulli faces the most daunting challenge of his life. The lone survivor of the incident, he will have to draw upon unforeseen stores of courage, energy and resolve if he is to find his way to the shore and safety.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cartoon on 18 Nov 2013
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A real Icelandic gem , love the way this is a story of an ordinary man [ over weight , not many friends and living with his mother etc ] and how he survives , the power of nature and of endurance . Had me on the edge of my seat , willing him on and also wincing as he walks bare foot over the rocks . Not since Into the wild have I enjoyed a story about a man caught in the natural disaster so much . This isn't a film for those expecting Towering inferno or Poseidon adventure and I so admire that they didn't decide to go for a Brad Pitt style hero . Gulli is just an average Icelandic fisherman who doesn't want to be a superhero. Totally moving and amazing , another scandi classic of this year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mikael Magnusson on 7 Mar 2014
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Having "lived the life" as a fisherman on the same type of boat and in the same community, I can vouch for the realism in The Deep. Baltazar Kormákur is Iceland's premier film director and this film shows exactly why.

Based on a true story (with virtually nothing fictionalised) and with locals as "extras" for the filming, this production cannot be beaten as far as reality is concerned. Every moment is faithfully recorded and we wait with bated breath for the drama to unfold.

Some viewers (if unused to viewing foreign-language films) might have some trouble with the Icelandic, but the sub-titling is well done, and faithful. I know because I speak the language.
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Sometimes you watch a film, mop your brow and think, 'I ain't going back there for a while'.

This is one such experience, you don't watch, more live it and it's intense.

It's also true which adds to it. Oddly enough they are out fishing when the net gets caught and the boat sinks, however the back cover of the DVD box states "capsizes during a torrential storm"...wonder what DVD he was watching?

The DVD cover mentions many awards for this piece of film making and it deserves each one. The story isn't just how he survived either, but also on how he survived life again afterwards; being the only survivor stood him out, people wondered, how did he survive when no one else did? And naturally he too feels a sense of guilt with the 'why me?' kind of thought.

A very powerful film with excellent acting which never lets up. Isn't the sort of thing you can sit through twice in the same evening, it make you feel fairly exhausted just watching. Film making at its best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Johnson on 30 Jan 2014
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A true story of one man's survival against extreme odds which also includes the scientific explanation of why he survived when all his comrades died. That added some further interest to the tale - although I felt it was rather long and could have been shortened by half an hour. However, it was gripping and I recommend it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Olly Buxton on 20 Aug 2013
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Who holds the numberless stars in the heavens?
- Beethoven, Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur

The story upon which this film is based is so literally incredible that scientists still can't quite work out how it happened.

In March 1984 a generously proportioned 22 year old was one of six men thrown from a sinking Icelandic trawler during an Arctic storm. His crewmates drowned within minutes, but Guðlaugur "Gulli" Friðþórsson swam for six hours to a volcanic island. He then walked, wet and barefoot, over broken-glass basalt lava flows and through a frozen gale, for two and a half hours to his rescue. He kept himself sane by talking to seagulls and undertaking to his God, in exchange for one more day, to pay off his debts, comfort his fallen comrades' families and show his mother he no longer sculls milk straight out of the fridge.

Gulli was found with no pulse. The thermometer didn't go low enough to register his body temperature. He's alive and well today. If this sounds like an Old Testament tribulation, that's exactly what Baltasar Kormákur makes it into in this quite extraordinary motion picture.

When it comes to portraying human endurance, cinema has always been codified smoke and mirrors. There was once a thin golden strand of "vérité" populated by directors of a Calvinist disposition, for whom true art came only from real suffering. Men like Werner Herzog, who would have their crew lug
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chas.telson1 on 24 Oct 2014
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What a story of one man's incredible survival against all possible odds. What an achievement but so sad that fishing is still a dangerous occupation. Sunk not by a storm but by the malfunction of a winch pulling the fishing boat over.
A gripping & moving film, its simplicity made it all the more effective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim S on 20 Sep 2014
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A drama based upon a true story that really hit home when the original interview with the survivor appeared during the end credits.
'Perfect storm' was fiction (the guys died - no-one knows their story), this bloke REALLY survived. Incredible true life story. 100% 5/5.
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