The Cave, a film based on the miraculous Thai cave rescue in 2018


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  • Sunday, 08 Dec 2019

The film is described as being the "untold story of the rescue".

We all followed closely the news back in June-July, 2018, when 12 boys and their football coach were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for 18 days after the monsoon season waters flooded the cave.

In those 18 days, local volunteers as well as those from around the world pitched in to first find the boys, and then execute a daring rescue.

This film is described as the untold story of the rescue that turned out successful, despite having so many odds stacked against it.

In the production notes, co-writer and director Tom Waller tells of how he came to the decision on what the film’s focus should be, even though everyone already knows how the film will turn out: “We endeavoured to recreate the authentic conditions in a way that would allow the audience to feel as if they were actually there – even to feel as if they were immersed in the tunnels with the rescuers.”

The Cave was shot on locations around Tham Luang Cave near Mae Sai in northern Thailand, as well as Ireland and Wales.

The Cave is scheduled to open at cinemas on Dec 26, 2019.


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