Posted in Based on a true story, Iceland film

THE DEEP (2012)

A film by Baltasar Kormákur.
Cast: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Jóhann G. Jóhannsson.
Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.
Icelandic screenwriter, actor, producer and director Baltasar Kormákur’s feature film which he co-wrote with screenwriter Jón Atli Jónasson and co-produced, is inspired by real events in the life of an man named Guðlaugur Friðþórsson and four other men which took place in 1984 on one of the Westman Islands called Heimaey. the film was shot on locations in the North Atlantic Ocean and is an Iceland-Norway co-production which was produced by producer Agnes Johansen. It tells the story about a fisherman named Gulli who lives in a coastal town and who is few days away from heading out to the sea on a fishing boat called Breki-VE with his crew members. One morning they take off like any other morning to sea to go fishing. In the middle of the day the net gets caught on a rock, the captain of the boat guns it to get going and it does but you see the boat tilting on the side an water going in once the net gets loose the boat goes back to it normal position. Later they go fishing again and caught some small fishes nothing much. It is night and time to go fishing again the net drags behind the boat and gets caught on the rock again, one of the sailor wants to cut the cable but the captain says no , the net doe not get free from the rock and the boar gets capsize very quickly. The water temperature is 41 degrees F. Now that is all I am going to tell you. It is shot on location, the performances of the actors were outstanding. A nice little movie from Iceland.