James is a British agent with the cover of a water engineer, while Danielle is a bio-mathematician working on a deep-sea diving project to explore the origin of life on our planet. On a chance encounter in a remote resort in Normandy where they both prepare for their respective missions, they fall rapidly, and unexpectedly, into each other’s arms and a deliriously wild love affair ensues, even though their jobs are destined to separate them. Danny sets off on a perilous quest to dive to the bottom of the ocean, while James’s assignment takes him to Somalia, where he is sucked into a geopolitical vortex that puts him in grave danger.
Both characters are subject to different kinds of isolation as they pine for each other; their determination to reconnect becomes as much an existential journey as a love story.
James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander, Alexander Siddig, Celyn Jones, Reda Kateb
This film released on 14 September 2018 and is no longer showing