Submergence

Submergence

Submergence

James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander are lovers separated by distance and circumstance in this Wim Wenders-helmed drama based on J. M. Ledgard's novel.

"The story begins with a deliriously wild love affair between two people near the resort town of Dieppe, on France's northern coast. They fall rapidly and unexpectedly into each other's arms, even though their jobs are destined to separate them. Neither is fully prepared for what will happen next. While Danny, fascinated with exploring the ocean's greatest depths, sets off on a perilous quest, James leaves for Somalia, where he is soon sucked into a geopolitical vortex that puts him in grave danger. Both characters are subject to different kinds of isolation as they pine for each other; their determination to reconnect becomes as much an existential journey as a love story." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Violence & offensive language112 minsUSA, France, Spain
DramaThrillerRomance
Director:
Wim Wenders ('Wings of Desire', 'Paris, Texas', 'Until the End of the World')
Writer:
Erin Dignam
Cast:
James McAvoyAlicia VikanderAlexander SiddigCelyn JonesReda KatebMohamed HakeemshadyHarvey Friedman
74%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Even two glamorous and well-matched stars of the moment can't do much to undermine the Wenders meander.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Ms. Dignam's script distills the novel into middlebrow Hollywood treacle.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It's a love story, it's a spy thriller, it's an underwater adventure, it's about terrorism, it's about climate change, it's about being ghosted by text (!). But ultimately - sadly, predictably - it's also a bit of a mess.

2.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Wim Wenders' latest is a handsome production which, although it is rich with symbolism, is ultimately not quite as satisfying as it should be.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Despite the potent raw material at his disposal, Wenders listlessly flips back and forth between the two backdrops, allowing any remaining element of dramatic tension to slowly seep out along the way.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The most roundly satisfying fiction feature Wenders has made since, well, that first one about the angel so in love he gives up immortality.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A quiet meditation on how love can be an oasis in a cruel and violent world, Submergence is a strong work from a bona fide cinematic master.

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Variety

Variety

press

Even two glamorous and well-matched stars of the moment can't do much to undermine the Wenders meander.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Dignam's script distills the novel into middlebrow Hollywood treacle.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a love story, it's a spy thriller, it's an underwater adventure, it's about terrorism, it's about climate change, it's about being ghosted by text (!). But ultimately - sadly, predictably - it's also a bit of a mess.

2.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Wim Wenders' latest is a handsome production which, although it is rich with symbolism, is ultimately not quite as satisfying as it should be.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Despite the potent raw material at his disposal, Wenders listlessly flips back and forth between the two backdrops, allowing any remaining element of dramatic tension to slowly seep out along the way.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The most roundly satisfying fiction feature Wenders has made since, well, that first one about the angel so in love he gives up immortality.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A quiet meditation on how love can be an oasis in a cruel and violent world, Submergence is a strong work from a bona fide cinematic master.

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