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Last Breath (2019)Last Breath (2019)

Last Breath (2019)

Cut-throat thrills in the deep ocean

Documentary

7.2

movie

Belgium, Sweden

English

Inspiring, Sunday

2019

Alex Parkinson, Richard da Costa

Alex Parkinson, Chris Lemons, Duncan Allcock

85 min

Synopsis

A commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with only five minutes of oxygen supply, but with no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to amazing archival footage, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival.

Our Take

7.2
Bilal Zouheir

An 80-minute documentary about a diver who gets stranded in the deep sea with 5 minutes of oxygen left, while the nearest rescue team was 30 minutes away. This type of diving in the depths of the sea, as someone explains, is like “going into space but underwater”.

The documentary uses genuine footage from the dive as well as interviews of people who were present. Still, some parts of this incredible story can’t be explained. And if like me you’re not familiar with diving, everything will have more appeal. The vessel they use is quite impressive, the duration of its dive is obscene (28 days!), and lastly: the divers inhale helium (and speak with a funny voice) the whole time they are down there.

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Steven

Excellent.
I had to pause the film on a couple of occasions just to relieve the tension a little.

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