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Submergence (2016)




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Submergence is a love story that takes us into the extremely different worlds of our two protagonists, Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) and James More (James McAvoy). They meet by chance in a remote hotel in Normandy where they both prepare for a dangerous mission. They fall in love almost against their will, but soon recognize in each other the love of their lives. When they have to separate, we find out that James works for the British Secret Service. He's involved in a mission in Somalia to track down a source for suicide bombers infiltrating Europe. Danielle 'Danny' Flinders is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory about the origin of life on our planet. Soon, they are worlds apart. James is taken hostage by Jihadist fighters and has no way of contacting Danny, and she has to go down to the bottom of the ocean in her submersible, not even knowing if James is still alive...


Critic Reviews for Submergence

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

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

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

... the film revels in playing up hinky parallels that rarely coalesce into anything of much substance. It sinks.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Dabbling in topical themes like climate change and terrorism, all while attempting to execute a Bond-esque, star-crossed lovers narrative. Submergence's commentary ultimately conveys a whole lot of nothing.

September 18, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

"Submergence" not only leaves the talent involved underwater, but the audience also longs for anything of significance to cling to.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

If you've ever wondered what Wim Wenders would do with a Bond movie, here's your answer: not much.

September 13, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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