Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have released the trailer for the survival drama, All Is Lost. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor (Margin Call), the film stars Robert Redford as “one man lost at sea and his battle against the elements to stay alive.” Although Redford previously said that this character had no dialogue, the trailer shows that to be a slight overstatement, although I assume he’ll have almost no dialogue. The film received rave reviews when it played at Cannes earlier this year, and I would really like to see Redford add another memorable performance to his career.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. All Is Lost opens October 18th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for All Is Lost:
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.