Arctic

Arctic

Score: 9 / 10
Released: February 8, 2019
Director: Joe Penna
Producer: Christopher Lemole, Tim Zajaros, Noah C. Haeussner
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir
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Length: 98 minutes
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Arctic Overview

When the cargo plane he's on crashes, Overgard (Mads Mikkelsen) finds himself stranded in the Arctic. Hoping for rescue, he carves a giant S.O.S. in the snow, turns the plane into a makeshift cabin and ice fishes for food. Weeks pass, but he reasons that by staying put in the downed plane he has a better chance of surviving than if he set out on the frozen tundra.

When a helicopter flies overhead, he hopes for rescue, but the chopper is caught in a powerful draft and also crashes, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the co-pilot. He pulls the co-pilot out and fixes a gash she's sustained. The helicopter provides him with a lighter and a sled, which leads him to debate putting the woman, who slips in and out of consciousness, on the sled in an effort to leave the crash site and find civilization.