Slo naslov: -
Angleški naslov: Diving Into the Unknown
Država: Finska, Norveška
Dolžina: 88' , Imdb
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Juan Reina
Scenarij: Juan Reina, Antti Apunen
Igrajo: Patrik Grönqvist, Kai Känkänen, Sami Paakkarinen, Vesa Rantanen
Four Finnish cave divers face their worst nightmare when two of their friends drown deep inside an underwater cave in Norway. When the official recovery operation is called off by the Norwegian and British authorities after being deemed too risky, the friends set out on a secret mission to retrieve the bodies themselves.
Diving into the Unknown isn’t just the dramatic story of a life-threatening mission. It is also a story about unconditional friendship that truly runs deep. While each member of the team has years of experience exploring dangerous deep-sea caves, together they are about to face the biggest challenge of their lives. To make it out alive, they will need to be able to rely on each other every second of the way. And the physical demands of this operation will pale in comparison to the psychological toll it will take on everyone involved.
With footage from the actual accident and multiple cameras both above water and deep below the surface, this film follows the breathtaking recovery mission from beginning to end. [OFFICIAL SITE]
A team of Finnish divers are struck by tragedy when two of their members are trapped in a deep underwater cave and die. Efforts to recover the bodies by various international authorities fail, and the cave is closed. Determined to bring their friend’s bodies back to their families, the divers return to the cave illegally in an attempt to do what everybody else couldn’t. Although they’ve already come close to death, their commitment to their friends surpasses their fears.
Diving into the Unknown is one of the most tense and terrifying films you may find at Hot Docs 2016. With much of the film taking place in the darkened, claustrophobic underwater caves these men and women find themselves in, viewers will be on the edge of their seats almost the entire time.
Diving is already a very dangerous sport, but for this Finnish team to return to the same place that already claimed the lives of two of their friends seems like madness. It certainly shows the connection these men had with each other, as well as displaying their own fears regarding the sport. They talk about what they would want if this happened to them and you can see that bringing their friend’s bodies back is as much about their friendship as it is about their own fears.
[Will Brownridge, Toronto Film Scene]