- Baltasar Kormákur
- Iceland, Norway
- Action, Drama, Fiction
- Jón Atli Jónasson, Baltasar Kormákur
- Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Johann G. Johannsson
- Blueeyes Productions, Filmhuset Produksjoner & AGM Factory
Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.
The drama depicts the Westman incident: "An iconic moment in the country’s history, which everyone over 35 remembers," when on a cold night in March 1984 a fishing boat sank with its entire crew a few miles off the South Coast of Iceland. One man, Guðlaugur Friðþjófsson, miraculously survived the shipwreck to become a national hero in Iceland as well as an inexplicable scientific phenomenon due to his superhuman accomplishment.
Festivals & Academy awards and others
European Film Awards (EFA) 2013
Finalist for the People's Choice Award
United kingdom (12 of July 2013)
Netherlands (25 of April 2013)
France (24 of April 2013)
Iceland (21 of September 2012)