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The Chamber

  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • 2015
  • Ben Parker (2)
  • 86 mins
  • 15

Summary

A three-man Special Ops team on a secret recovery mission and a civilian pilot become trapped underwater in a small claustrophobic submersible craft off the coast of North Korea.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The feature debut of director Ben Parker is a busy if ultimately tedious existential thriller, though he does show a talent for keeping things visually interesting with this high-concept, tight-space tale. If only his rather bland script, padded out with repetitive panic attacks, unhinged behaviour and naval procedures, didn't constantly dissipate the claustrophobic tension patchily built up in the one very confined location - The Aurora four-man submersible. Under the command of pilot Captain Mats (Force Majeure star Johannes Bah Kuhnke), the Cold War sub is on a secret recovery mission scouring the bottom of the Yellow Sea off the dangerous Korean Peninsula. When an explosion causes the sub to take on water, the crew must confront the stark reality not all of them will escape. The growing romance between Mats and his American commander (Charlotte Salt) adds a nice wrinkle to the standard histrionics, even as waterlogged clichés continually keep rising to the surface.

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Credits

Cast

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MatsJohannes Kuhnke
Edwards, "Red"Charlotte Salt
ParksJames McArdle
DenholmElliot Levey
CaptainDavid Horovitch
AndyChristian Hillborg

Crew

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DirectorBen Parker (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Studio Canal
Released on
2017-03-10
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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