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|Genre:||Adventure, Drama, Romance|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 97 Min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
It seems like the beginning of a romantic fairy tale when the young Californian Tami (Shailene Woodley) and the smart sailor Richard (Sam Clafin) meet on Tahiti in 1983 and fall head over heels in love. Together they want to explore the world and enjoy life. But then Richard agrees to a lucrative offer to transfer the boat of a friendly couple back to California. Tami gets persuaded to go with him. But suddenly what began so wonderfully turns into a nightmare when Tami wakes up after a hurricane and finds himself alone on the badly damaged boat…
"The Color of the Horizon" tells the true struggle for survival of Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp. Director Baltasar Kormákur ("Everest") deliberately decided against a linear narrative style when adapting Tami Oldham's book about the events. He starts with Tami's awakening after the storm and then jumps back and forth between two time levels. This gives the story an intensity that it would lack in a linear narrative. If Kormákur had first dealt with getting to know each other, falling in love and the idyllic time of the couple, boredom could easily have arisen. The fact that he mixes these carefree moments with the desperate struggle for survival, however, fills her with a certain tragedy, which is of great importance for the emotional effect of the whole film.
Surely many clichés are used here and in spite of the rather short runtime some lengths come up here and there. But all in all, this survival romance can score with great pictures, a strong Shailene Woodley and some little surprises. Especially viewers who aren't familiar with the true backgrounds could be touched by one aspect of the story. So the story is especially effective in the way it is told, even though, strictly speaking, it doesn't really give much - apart from the fact that it is based on true events.
Beautifully filmed, well played and told over long distances - these are the ingredients that make "The Color of the Horizon" stand out from the crowd and make it a really worth seeing ocean romance. No masterpiece, but solid entertainment and therefore also: worth seeing!
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