THE RESCUE
Documentary Feature | 114 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/10/2021 and 10/11/2021
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Directed by
E. Chai Vasarhelyi
Jimmy Chin

Produced by
P.J. van Sandwijk
John Battsek
E. Chai Vasarhelyi


2021 | English/Thai | USA/UK

In the summer of 2018, the world stood watch as 12 young soccer teammates were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand. Flooded passageways left rescue crews at a loss, until they sought help from cave experts and deep sea divers who offered both an expansive knowledge of the risks involved and the willpower to succeed when all hope seemed lost. Oscar®-winning directors Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi (FREE SOLO) take on one of the most remarkable rescue missions in recent history with intricate detail; the powerful firsthand accounts in THE RESCUE will leave you in awe of human perseverance.