Ocean biologist Danny Flinders (Alicia Vikander) and third world water consultant James More (James McAvoy) embark on an intense relationship whilst on holiday. As their respective worlds rip them apart, can they ever return to the way they were?
'...a wonderfully paced and elegant study of two people who are connected and yet consumed by differing realities.'
In ‘Submergence’ Director Wim Wenders has crafted a wonderfully paced and elegant study of two people who are connected and yet consumed by differing realities. Beautifully shot and subtly scored, this is an adult drama, which takes its audience as seriously as its characters. Spiritually linked to other films like ‘The Constant Gardener’, the realities of the story are discussed in believable detail and not presented as backdrops for a love story.
Beautifully acted both by James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander, each imbue their characters with an earnest believability which grounds their contrasting stories. Ably supported by a suitably gravelly Alexander Siddig, ‘Submergence’ is a quality film by a quality filmmaker. Gone are the Wim Wender’s fascinations with rock n’ roll stars, leaving behind a lean, mature love story that is as complimented by committed performances.
Engrossing and affecting, ‘Submergence’ is a movie that will bury itself deep into your memory long after the its tender-hook finale lets you come up for air. Enjoy.