Rent The Deep (2012)

3.4 of 5 from 145 ratings
1h 29min
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When a fishing boat capsizes during a torrential storm, Gulli (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and his crew are plunged into the freezing sea miles from land. Despite the rest of the men dying within minutes of hitting the ice-cold water, Gulli swims for his life and miraculously beats all odds in the extreme conditions. Tested to the limits as he attempts the epic journey home across treacherous volcanic terrain, he will eventually discover that his survival comes at a price.
, , , , , , , , , , Stormur J.K. Baltarsarsson, Martin Halldórsson, Sindri Árdal Bergsteinssoon, Ólafur Ingi Sigurðsson, , Terry Gunnell, Íris Hund Þórarinsdóttir, , María Reyndal,
Agnes Johansen, Baltasar Kormákur
Jón Atli Jónasson, Baltasar Kormákur
Iceland, Drama
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Run Time:
89 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1

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Reviews (2) of The Deep

Fascinating, frightening Icelandic drama - The Deep review by PV

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This is a fascinating film, based on true events and a real bloke (watch the credits all through at the end to see original footage of this individual from 1984).

It's basically about some drunken fishermen going to sea in a knackered old boat, which ends up sinking.

In artic temperatures, most men would die within minutes, yet one man swims 6 hours to land and becomes a minor celebrity as a result.

It's really a film about fame, I suppose, and how the spotlight of fame can land on someone totally unsuited to it and for random reasons.

Only the 2nd Icelandic film I have seen (the other being Of Horse and Men which also involved a lot of drunkenness - maybe it's an Iceland thing? Well, it is cold there...)

The Deep is an unassuming little film, but I enjoyed it greatly. 4 stars.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

An ungushing presentation. - The Deep review by BE

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A nicely crafted presentation of a man caught in a real life catastrophe at sea, saved by his body fat. There's a plus to everything! Olafur Olafsson deserved his wages for going thru what must have been a very gruelling time making this movie. I was quite taken with his acting skills when I saw him in the recent Icelandic television series 'Trapped'. A very natural actor. He didn't disappoint.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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