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'All is Lost'
Open-water thriller stars Robert Redford (TRAILER)

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2013

'All is Lost'
Robert Redford stars in J.C. Chandor's ALL IS LOST. Photo Credit: Daniel Daza

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It's every mariners nightmare, overboard shipping containers floating just under the surface. What would you do if you were sailing in the ocean, hundreds of miles from land, and your boat is hit by one of these hazards and starts taking on water? That is the scenario that starts off a new open-water thriller, starring Academy Award® winner Robert Redford.

All Is Lost is about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros), the film is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.

Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

Director J.C. Chandor provides insight into the making of this film in his extensive production notes. To read them please click here:

The film opens on October 25, 2013 at the following South Florida theaters:

Cocowalk 14 Theatres 3015 Grand Avenue, #322 Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Aventura Mall 24 Theatres 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, #3001 Aventura, FL 33180

AMC Sunset Place 24 Theatres 5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 300 South Miami, FL 33143

REGAL South Beach 18 1120 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139

Gateway 4 1820 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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