Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern Chesapeake Bay
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Re: Really good movie with well done sailing scenes
I was able to see this a couple nights ago in DC. The evening of the day I read the info here. As noted, it is not a film about sailing. But it is a film about what happens to a woman who is making a blue water solo cruise on a sailboat. No big deal is made of any particular skills. But everything presented sailing-wise was authentic. There is nothing to make experienced sailors, let along blue water cruisers, wince or roll their eyes. So the plot evolves in a recognizable world that operates in recognizable ways.
The short version is that a woman who is an experienced emergency medicine doctor, while on a solo sail to Ascension Island comes upon a drifting derelect vessel apparently overloaded with refugees. Her attempts to summon help are frustrated, and over time she begins to conclude that “the authorities” are stalling and wish she would be on her way so they can avoid getting involved. She must come to grips with this and decided how to deal with things in accord with her own standards.
Interactions on marine radio are appropriately conducted, pan vs securite vs mayday for instance.
I was glad to see the film, and in a theater yet. Many thanks to the OP. It was a disturbing film, with a not so tidy conclusion, if that word can even be justly used.
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