All Is Lost
Director: JC Chandor
Running time: 106 mins Released: 26th December 2013
About All Is Lost
From the director of the criticially acclaimed Margin Call, this survival drama features little dialogue and only one actor. Luckily that actor is Robert Redford, who has been a charismatic, eminently watchable star for much of his illustrious career. Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, his unnamed protagonist's small boat collides with a shipping container and begins to take on water while he sleeps. The boat's communication equipment is damaged and eventually proves useless despite some makeshift repairs. Our hero tries to patch up his vessel but it begins to sink and he abandons it for an inflatable life raft where he is vulnerable to the threat of storms and oceanic predators. We know little about him but that does not matter – his will to survive is universal.