Roxana Aubrey decides to drop her studies and escape her life in Paris for a free diving course in the south of France. She is quickly pulled into a life that reaches new depths brought by the weight of an ocean's descent.
Many of the other reviewers have completely overlooked the fact that this film is based on the life, of Audrey Mestre. I'm not going to go into detail, you can do that yourself - it's a very easy wiki look up.
Suffice to say that apart from details like dates and locations, the film is consistent with the main aspects of actual events. The thing that prompted me to look this up was the ending. I couldn't find any information on her husband, but according to the record, he was, in fact, the last person to check the air supply for the lift back up.
As for the film itself, I think it's excellent; outstanding cinematography, a very definite sense of suspense and jeapordy without being overly dramatic and the acting is good, so good that every single actor is completely believable.
So much so that I found myself shouting at the TV, asking Pascal wtf his problem was, why was he so jealous, so twisted that he had to do that? Was there an equipment failure? Although that would seem very strange for such an experienced team.
Anyhoo, its well worth a watch, and I will always spare a thought whenever I see the ocean.
Reviewed by luctourinho8 / 10
Be skeptical about others critics
The movie is very unique, being different from all the movies I have ever seen. This alone helps to hold your attention, but an intriguing script and breathtaking scenery it captivates the viewer even more. Furthermore, the movie is quite realistic and is inspired by a real story, at the end of the movie it keeps you wondering of what actually happened and what was just fiction. Overall it's a nice movie, I was surprised by the negative reviews so far, definitely worth seeing, especially if you are interested in the plot, my only caveat would be if you are looking for a comedy or bawdy movie, otherwise I would definitely recommend watch it.
Reviewed by kosmasp8 / 10
No pun intended - you'll know if you watch the movie. Sometimes it is something that can never entirely be earned. Think about it - if you slept with someone (well that is putting the quick and passionate love making session mildly) who at the time was with someone else ... could you really trust that person? And to what degree would that trust go? Don't get me wrong that is not the "theme" itself the movie really puts in front of us.
It is about a woman who tries to find her way - and her purpose. And that purpose is not a man. Though that man does help her achieve her dreams and goals. But he is also dragging her down (sorry for the pun). There is more than meets the eye here and even more below the surface (again sorry for the pun).
And while the movie is also about love, most of it happens fully clothed - still apart from one scene baring it all, it is filled with passion and sounds that might make you feel uncomfortable. Everyone perceives things differently. But it is important that we see the passion, that we understand how deep (sorry) their love goes. Because only then we understand the full scope of the feelings that are being shared - one way or another.
Apparently based on a real story, though I am certain there have been taken creative licences - even with the ending you ask? I can't say - I might take a look one of these days ... still quite mesmerizing the way it is told.