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The Whale

22 Dec 2013
90 min
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Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must decide whether to head for the nearest islands - a thousand miles downwind to the west - or set out on an epic journey of almost three thousand miles to reach the South American mainland. Fear of cannibals forces them to choose South America. Almost three months later, the first whaler is rescued by another whaleship. Only three men are still alive. A week later the captain's whaler is also rescued, with just two men aboard. The third whaler is never found. This is a story of human endurance and what men in extremis will do to survive.




Martin Sheen

Tom Nickerson

Paul Kaye

Matthew Joy

Jonas Armstrong

Owen Chase

John Boyega

William Bond

David Gyasi

Richard Peterson

Jolyon Coy

Benjamin Lawrence

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Adam Rayner

Captain George Pollard

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Ferdinand Kingsley

Obed Hendricks

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Jassa Ahluwalia

Owen Coffin

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