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BREAKING SURFACE

by Joachim Hedén

synopsis

A few days after Christmas, Swedish/Norwegian half-sisters, Ida and Tuva, set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline. Towards the end of the dive, a rockslide traps Tuva under water. As Ida surfaces to call for help, she discovers that the rockslide has struck above water as well, burying their equipment, phones and car keys... they are completely cut off from any chance of outside rescue. As the frantic race for survival unfolds, Ida is put to the ultimate test of character and forcefulness. During Ida's fight to save Tuva, a fractured sisterhood is exposed, and when all seems lost, the stakes rise beyond simple survival.

international title: Breaking Surface
original title: Breaking Surface
country: Norway, Sweden, Belgium
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Joachim Hedén
film run: 85'
screenplay: Joachim Hedén
cast: Moa Gammel, Madeleine Martin, Lena Hope, Trine Wiggen, Olle Wirenhed, Maja Söderström, Jitse Jonathan Buitnik, Aiko Steurs, Eskil Nymoen, Ingrid Pettersen
cinematography by: Eric Börjeson, Anna Patarakina
film editing: Fredrik Morheden
art director: Gilles Balabaud
costumes designer: Sara Pertmann
music: Patrick Kirst
producer: Julia Gebauer, Jonas Sörensson
co-producer: Anna Croneman, Linda Netland, Peter Possne, Joakim Rang Strand, Inge Wegge, Olle Wirenhed
executive producer: Aurélie Dusausoy, Adrian Politowski, Beata Saboova, Bastien Sirodot
production: Weggefilms, Way Creative Films AB, Umedia
backing: Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Screen Flanders (BE)
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