Deep, The (2012)

Baltasar Kormákur’s adventure film tells the true life story of a fishing boat that capsized off the Icelandic coast in 1984, leaving only one survivor, played by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.

“The Deep,” which was picked up for theatrical distribution by Focus Features, is steeped in visuals that are dark, brutally realistic, as befits the subject of its harrowing tale. Thematically, it bears some resemblance to “Life of Pi,” thtough technically and emotionally, if offers a different kind of viewing experience.

The gifted Kormakur, who has previously directed “Two Guns” and “Contraband” credits the latter’s film star Mark Wahlberg, witj helping the film made, as well as determining its gritty and bleak. “I didn’t want to Hollywood-ize it too much. I wanted to not make a documentary, but be poetic. Nature and man, when they are alone at sea,” the director has said.
Expect more American films from Kormakur, especially if “The Deep” ends up as one of the five Best Foreign Language Oscar nominees