A repair job on a pipeline lying on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean ought to be routine for an experienced team of saturation divers. But when their ship is destroyed by a storm, the team finds itself trapped in a diving pod hundreds of feet below the surface, with only their wits to keep them alive.
Any film in which oxygen is a precious (and dwindling) resource inevitably calls Gravity to mind, but in its claustrophobic set-up and sense of individuals forced, in the face of corporate indifference, to fend for themselves, this taut suspense thriller has more in common with Buried, with the diving pod a kind of coffin in which the crew resorts to ever more desperate measures to stay alive. Danny Huston (The Congress – JDIFF 2014), is on typically excellent form as Engel, the most level-headed – but also the most tormented – member of the crew, and enjoys fine support from Alan McKenna and Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game), while up-and-coming young actor Joe Cole impresses as the cocksure Bones.
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
With special guests Danny Huston, Ron Scalpello and Alan McKenna
Please note that the festival is over 18s only