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The Deep

The Deep

Djupid
2012Films Action & Adventure/Drama1 h 32 mins
A true story. The sole survivor of a tragic shipwreck tries to survive in the freezing ocean off the coast of Iceland.
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The Deep
The Deep

The Deep

Djupid
2012Films Action & Adventure/Drama1 h 32 mins
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The Deep
Details
March 1984, a few miles off the south coast of Iceland, a fishing boat sank with all its men. One of the crew members miraculously survived. After six hours in the ocean, the exhausted man is washed ashore, only to find himself on a deadly lava field.
Director
Baltasar Kormakur
Country
Iceland
Language
Icelandic

Details
March 1984, a few miles off the south coast of Iceland, a fishing boat sank with all its men. One of the crew members miraculously survived. After six hours in the ocean, the exhausted man is washed ashore, only to find himself on a deadly lava field.
Director
Baltasar Kormakur
Country
Iceland
Language
Icelandic

Accolades
The Deep
Best Film
Edda Awards, Iceland, 2013
The Deep
The Deep
Director of the Year
Edda Awards, Iceland, 2013.
The Deep
The Deep
Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar
85th Academy Awards, 2013
The Deep
The Deep
Best Film
Edda Awards, Iceland, 2013
The Deep
The Deep
Director of the Year
Edda Awards, Iceland, 2013.
The Deep
The Deep
Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar
85th Academy Awards, 2013
The Deep
The Deep
Best Film
Edda Awards, Iceland, 2013
The Deep
The Deep
Director of the Year
Edda Awards, Iceland, 2013.
The Deep
The Deep
Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar
85th Academy Awards, 2013
The Deep

Trivia
The Deep was shot under tough conditions out in the Atlantic Ocean to make it as authentic as possible.
Meet the Cast
Björn Thors

Björn Thors

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Meet the Cast
Björn Thors

Björn Thors

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Directors

Baltasar Kormakur

Director's Statement

I was just a teenager when this actually happened. Like everyone else in our small country I felt for the people of the Westmann Islands who again had lost men at sea, but I was also fascinated by the sole survivor. They named him the seal-man, referring to his body fat, which they believed had kept him alive in the sea. The images of this unusual man stayed with me. Not your stereotypical hero, but still someone who had beat the odds. Nearly 30 years later and after the economic meltdown, I felt an urge to tell this particular story. For a nation that had been riding high on a wave of a superiority complex and was fighting not to surrender to the opposite, I felt that it was important for us to get our heads straight, face who we really are, reflect on what we’re made of and remind ourselves of the heroes who endured the harsh conditions of the frigid seas in the far north for centuries and created the modern society we now enjoy. The Westmann Islands’ fishing community is one of many similar places around Iceland. When a group of men goes out to sea (or to war or to the mines in other cases), the ones who stay behind realise the danger that lurks behind the corner and silently hope that they will return safely. This survival story pays tribute to all those heroes who have died at sea.

Baltasar Kormakur
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