The Rescue (2021)
“THE RESCUE chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. Academy Award®-winning directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they use a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews to piece together the high stakes mission, highlighting the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and U.S. Air Force Special Tactics and details the expert cave divers’ audacious venture to dive the boys to safety. THE RESCUE brings alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys.”-Nat Geo
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)
The District’s Quick Hits
|Awards:||The Unforgettables Winner, Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize Nominee, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking Nominee, Outstanding Achievement in Editing Nominee, Outstanding Achievement in Production Nominee, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Nominee, (Cinema Eye Honors Awards), Best Director Winner, Best Cinematography Winner, Best Score Winner, Best Documentary Feature Nominee, Best Editing Nominee, (Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards), Best Documentary Nominee (Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards), Documentary Special Presentation Winner (Heartland International Film Festival), Best Documentary Film Nominee (Hollywood Critics Association), Best Original Score – Documentary Nominee (Hollywood Music In Media Awards), Best Documentary Feature Winner (Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival), Best Documentary Film Nominee (Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards), Documentary Feature Winner (Middleburg Film Festival), Audience Award Documentary Winner (Mill Valley Film Festival), Top Five Documentary Winner (National Board of Review), Best Documentary Nominee (New Mexico Film Critics), Best Documentary Nominee (Online Association of Female Film Critics), Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures Nominee (PGA Awards), Best Motion Picture, Documentary Nominee (Satellite Awards), Best Documentary Feature Nominee (St. Louis Film Critics Association), People’s Choice Award Documentary Winner (Toronto International Film Festival), Best Documentary Nominee (Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards)|
|Where To Stream:||Disney+|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score ™:||96% (Tomatometer), 99% (Audience)|
|Director:||Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi|
|Cast:||Rick Stanton, John Volanthen, Richard Harris, Connor Roe, Josh Bratchley, Vern Unsworth|
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