• 2017
  • Germany
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Wim Wenders
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander, Alexander Siddig
  • UK release: 18 May 2018

Ex-paratrooper James More (McAvoy) is captured and tortured while posing as a British aid worker, and his mind flashes back to his fling with marine expert Danielle Flinders (Vikander), who’s trapped in a submarine. Painfully contrived and on-the-nose non-thriller from Wenders, which sinks under the crushing weight of bad dialogue.

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1 Mar 20181 star

GFF 2018: The great Wim Wenders suffers a lapse of judgement at the helm of a soggy romantic thriller

Based on JM Ledgard's book, Submergence is both the title and theme of this un-romantic non-thriller from the great Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas; Wings of Desire); while one character is physically submerged in the ocean, the other goes undercover in the…

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