All is Lost - Poster: Robert Redford
All is Lost - Poster; Our Man (Robert Redford) ©2013 Roadside Attractions

Hotly tipped to win it’s star, Robert Redford, an Oscar! All Is Lost is a very simple story about a guy late in his life who goes out for a four-or-five-month sail. Fate intervenes, the boat has an accident, and we go on an eight-day journey with him as he fights to survive…

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All is Lost - Poster: Robert Redford
All is Lost – Poster; Our Man (Robert Redford) ©2013 Roadside Attractions

Academy Award® winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee JC Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and 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.

Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions, Black Bear Pictures and Treehouse Pictures present a Before The Door/Washington Square Films Production. Robert Redford in All Is Lost. The director of photography is Frank G DeMarco and the underwater director of photography is Peter Zuccarini. Production designer is John P Goldsmith. Editor is Pete Beaudreau.

The music is composed by Alex Ebert. Visual effects supervisor is Robert Munroe. Executive producers are Cassian Elwes, Laura Rister, Glen Basner, Joshua Blum, Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff, Rob Barnum, Kevin Turen, Corey Moosa and Zachary Quinto. The producers are Justin Nappi and Teddy Schwarzman. Produced by Neal Dodson p.g.a. and Anna Gerb p.g.a. Written and directed by JC Chandor.

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online