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Adrift (2018)

Director:
Baltasar Kormákur
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
96 minutes
Producer:
Baltasar Kormákur
Aaron Kandell
Jordan Kandell
Shailene Woodley
Screenwriter (based on a book by Tami Oldham Ashcraft):
Aaron Kandell
Jordan Kandell
David Branson Smith


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Tami Oldham Shailene Woodley
Richard Sharp Sam Claflin

 

Review

This is a powerful story about the young couple Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp who in 1983 agreed to sail another couple's Trintella 44 sailing yacht from Tahiti to San Diego, but was caught up in the path of Hurricane Raymond. Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (101 Reykjavik, Contraband, Everest) has already demonstrated his ability to recapture and render wild nature via the big screen, and he does so again very skilfully here. The film has some obvious similarities with All Is Lost, another brilliant film about being lost at sea, but Adrift is more ambitious narratively, even if it is not quite as engrossing as J. C. Chandor's movie.

Copyright © 12.11.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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