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Djúpið

Baltasar Kormákur Iceland, 2012

OFF_FRAME's rating of the film The Deep

A remarkable tale of survival shot largely in the open sea. While the visuals are impressive I found the story not that engaging until the final turn when it becomes the tale of a man asking the hard question 'Why Me?'. His follow-ups with the rest of the tight-knit community were handled with beautiful restraint. Similar 'sense-of-place' is also explored in the recent Eldfjall. 3 stars