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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

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A nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks in the Caribbean Sea. A U.S. SEAL team, with help from a nearby oil rig crew goes into the deep to secure the nuclear warheads. Before long, they find themselves trapped underwater in the deep Cayman Trough and their communications with the surface are cut off while a hurricane rages above them. As tension mounts and tempers flare in the tight quarters, they discover that they are not alone in the deep – something unknown and inhuman is watching them.

The ocean covers 71% of the earth and is often being referred to as the world’s biggest unexplored continent. THE ABYSS, apart from being a spectacular underwater sci-fi thriller, explores our fear of the great unknown. But in the end, is it the others or us that represent the biggest threat? The film received the 1989 Academy Award for best visual effects.

This classic is screened from 35mm film.

Program: 
Director: 
James Cameron
Screenplay: 
James Cameron
Photography: 
Mikael Salomon
Actors: 
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester, Todd Graff, Kimberly Scott
Run time: 
2 hours 25 min
Year: 
1989
Country: 
USA
Producer: 
Gale Anne Hurd
Sales: 
Twentieth Century Fox Norway
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

James Cameron (b. 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer and deep-sea explorer. After working with special effects, he made major success after directing and writing the science fiction action film THE TERMINATOR (1984). His until now biggest success as a filmmaker is TITANIC, which received eleven Oscars at the 1998 Academy Awards, including the Best Picture and Best Director awards.