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Year: 2017

Original Title: Submergence

Country: USA

Budget: €15,000,000

Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

Studios: Morena Films

Distributor: Lionsgate

Release Dates

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Ranking: 718 out of 13,332 movies (up 141)


Wim Wenders directed this romantic thriller, based on a screenplay by Erin Dignam, adapting the novel by J.M. Ledgard. Starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, the film shows us James More, an intelligent hydraulic engineer who knows Danielle 'Danny' Flinders, one biomathematics who is obsessed with finding the origin of life on the planet and she has developed a project of immersion in the waters of very deep into the oceans to prove that her theory about the birth of life on Planet Earth is real. Accidentally, both meet at a hotel on the French coast, starting a passionate and sentimental relationship. The two find themselves in the love of their lives, the problem will arise when James is kidnapped in Somalia hostage by a group of jihadist radicals who doubt if a spy in the UK. Meanwhile, Danny will continue its dangerous dive plan.


Cast Submergence

James McAvoy

James Moore

Alicia Vikander

Danielle Flinders

Alexander Siddig

Dr. Shadid

Celyn Jones


Mohamed Hakeem

Yusef M-Al-Afghani


Trivia Submergence

In the novel, Danielle Flinders is described as a mixed-raced woman. Her father is Australian and her mother is from Martinique, a country where 90% of the population is black. An excerpt from the novel says this about Danielle; "In her complexion and variety of dress and habits and manners there was something of her mother's Creole background". Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was cast for the role. Alicia Vikander played the love interest of Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy's co-star in the 'X-Men' franchise, in The Light Between Oceans (2016). Charlotte Rampling also costarred with Fassbender in 'Assassin's Creed' (2016). It is based on the J.M. Ledgard's novel.