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THE DEEP

by Baltasar Kormákur

synopsis

The drama depicts the Westman incident: "An iconic moment in the country’s history, which everyone over 35 remembers," when on a cold night in March 1984 a fishing boat sank with its entire crew a few miles off the South Coast of Iceland. One man, Guðlaugur Friðþjófsson, miraculously survived the shipwreck to become a national hero in Iceland as well as an inexplicable scientific phenomenon due to his superhuman accomplishment.

international title: The Deep
original title: Djúpið
country: Iceland, Norway
sales agent: Bac Films
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
film run: 93'
release date: IS 21/09/2012, NO 12/04/2013, FR 24/04/2013, NL 25/04/2013, SE 10/05/2013, DE 27/06/2013, GB 12/07/2013
screenplay: Jón Atli Jónasson, Baltasar Kormákur
cast: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
cinematography by: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
film editing: Sverrir Kristjánsson, Elísabet Rónaldsdóttir
art director: Atli Geir Grétarsson
producer: Baltasar Kormákur, Agnes Johansen
production: Blueeyes Productions, Filmhuset
backing: Media Programme
distributor: Sena Film, Bac Films, September Film Distribution, Metrodome Distribution, Njutafilms