The Deep (2012 film)

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The Deep
The Deep poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Written by Jón Atli Jónasson
Baltasar Kormákur
Starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Music by Ben Frost
Cinematography Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Release date
  • 21 September 2012 (2012-09-21)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic

The Deep (Icelandic: Djúpið) is a 2012 Icelandic drama film directed by Baltasar Kormákur. The film was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards,[1] making the January shortlist.[2] It was also nominated for the 2013 Nordic Council Film Prize. The film is based on the true story of Guðlaugur Friðþórsson, a fisherman who survived in the freezing ocean after his boat capsized off the south coast of Iceland.


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  1. ^ Barraclough, Leo (26 September 2012). "Iceland digs 'Deep' for Oscar". Variety. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". 21 December 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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