Who’s Who in Survival Drama

It’s “the greatest rescue the world has ever seen,” announced trailer no Ron Howardthe theater life Thirteen Lives, which tells the story of the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped for 18 days in Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave after heavy rain flooded the cave and blocked their way. out. Knowing what we see in the rescue saga that gripped the whole world when it happened in 2018, is not an overstatement. The lives of the children and their coaches are at risk as the flood waters rise and oxygen and food supplies dwindle. Even after being found alive, it is impossible to let them out of the caves. Thirteen must be extracted, one by one, by the international team of cave divers who cannot enter the narrowest parts of the cave, you will not swim dragging the rest along its paths trick under water. “It’s easy, but when it’s flowing, it’s not impossible,” he warned. Colin Farrell game John Volanthena by train. The diving channel “is not wide-shouldered, attracting very strong currents,” explains Richard Stanton (Viggo Mortensen). “You try to drown those kids all the way, you’ll only bring up dead bodies.”


The saving of thirteen lives is a testament to the resilience of the human will and what a diverse group can do when motivated and united by a common mission. . It celebrates the brave mind in the face of madness, as the rescuers use the untried and dangerous solution of infusing Thirteen with portable tranquilizers. unknowingly, through miles of winding tunnels (almost invisible) to safety. Revealing that it took a village to pull off this amazing rescue, Howard brought it Thirteen Lives on the big screen on July 29 and Prime Video on August 6 with a star of actors who are no strangers to the role of the hero with Thai actors playing characters with important roles in the rescue. “One of the things I want to say is that the Thai people saved these boys.”

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Viggo Mortensen as Richard Stanton

Viggo Mortensen plays Richard Stanton, a British diver who dives into a dangerous mission when he realizes that his skills and experience as a diver are needed to help save the boys. . Overcoming initial resistance from the Thai Navy Seals, Stanton proves to be essential to the rescue. Stanton’s life-saving idea is to calm the boys down with sedatives so they can be carried through the dangerous and dangerous valleys, a difficult journey that takes 5 hours and Ketamine is administered again to keep the boys safe. “If they go in the middle of the dive, they’re scared,” Stanton explained to The Guardian. Although reviving someone underwater has never been done before, Stanton said, “We don’t have a plan B. The ice is coming in, and the caves are in trouble with the water. We have to do it.

Mortensen experienced the dangers of diving firsthand when he studied for Stanton’s role, diving and swimming in low-lying areas to simulate the real-life conditions of a rescue. The key is to breathe slowly and calmly to avoid using up air, but there was a scary moment on set when Mortensen accidentally ran out of one of his oxygen tanks. Even though he could go back to his other box, Mortensen had to remind himself “Keep calm. Don’t worry, because you can die in a few seconds. The moment you go crazy, and you swallow a little water, you’re done.

Mortensen’s film is proof that the actor is far from avoiding trouble. Best known for playing Aragorn in Peter Jackson‘s The Lord of the Rings franchisehe has made four films with the director David Cronenbergthe latest Sins of the future where Mortensen plays Saul, an artist whose bodies are moved by his partner (Leah Seydoux) in front of a live audience.

Colin Farrell as John Volanthen

Colin Farrell plays the diver John Volanthen whose football team has lost one of the top spots of Thirteen Lives. Finding them is pure luck. Volanthen swam to the surface after the rope ended, only to find the children and their parent watching him intently. “Good!” British Volanthen was delighted to find that thirteen of the missing were alive. “I thought we were 100% going to find the bodies. I couldn’t believe they were alive. They found the only place in the cave where they could be alive. With Stanton and the divers other measures from around the world, Volanthen will carry out their daring plan to calm the boys before pulling them to safety. Unlike in hospitals where the therapist is monitored and checked for vital signs, Volanthen has to pause every now and then to check if the cool kids are still breathing. In a tense moment in the trailer, Volanthen asks one of the unconscious boys to “breathe .” Worried for a moment, Volanthen asked his friends for a minute to calm himself before saying, “Okay. We can do it. “

Farrell met with Volanthen over Zoom to record the English language, styles, and costumes. Adaptation is Farrell’s specialty and his work as a Penguin is a blockbuster hit Batman remains a crowd favorite. He believes in bad habits, playing a single guy who becomes a lobster when he doesn’t find a partner within 45 days. The lobster and an accused murderer inside In Bruges because Farrell won the Best Actor Golden Globe.

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Joel Edgerton game Dr. Richard Harris, the Australian diver and diver was brought into the rescue mission after it became clear that the boys needed to be sedated for their trip out of the cave. “It’s crazy, it’s illegal, it’s illegal,” Harris said in the movie theater, when he first opened up about the idea and admitted to a Thai official that he thought he was going to die. Persuading Harris to set aside standard medical protocols and go ahead and relieve the children was one of the highlights of Thirteen Lives it’s a rescue unit, a medical facility. The children were “clothes tight” when they were sedated and Harris kept their heads up to protect their airways. “I can’t tell you how bad that idea was,” he recalled later, strapping oxygen masks to the quiet children and dipping their heads in the water to see if they would they continue to breathe. He wouldn’t know if the children were dead or alive until they emerged from the cave agonizing hours later.

Edgerton is no stranger to the superhero genre. He showed Owen Lars on Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones directed by George Lucasa role he will play again in the Disney + series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Edgerton has played leading roles in major films such as Baz Luhrmann The great gatsby a Zero Dark Thirty and directed important films such as The Gift a A boy. “I’m proud to present this film at a time when people feel isolated,” said Edgerton of his role in Thirteen Lives. “At the end of the day, people want to help other people.”

Chris Jewell is a British computer programmer and expert diver who is called to join the rescue. It was his first rescue mission and the whole world was watching. Jewell is represented by Tom BatemanHe is best known for his work in the fantasy drama series Da Vinci’s Demons and on film Murder on the Orient Express. During the filming of Thirteen Lives, Bateman remembers twisting between some rocks and being held underwater for seven minutes. “I could feel my heart rate going up and up.

Howard understands that Thirteen Lives celebrate the heroism of the Thai people by casting Thai actors to play important roles. Sahajak Boonthanakit (Fistful of Vengeance) plays Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn who is unable to organize all the moving parts of this multifaceted rescue. Teeradon Supapunpinyo (Evil genius) describes Ekkaphon Chanthawong as the 25-year-old assistant professor and monk who saved the children’s lives by teaching them to think, stay calm and stay strong until they were rescued. The teacher is the biggest eater for giving his food to the children. Sukollawat Kanarot (Malila: The Farewell Flower) stars Saman Kunan as a former Thai Navy SEAL who dies of lack of oxygen after inserting air tanks into an ever-increasing cave. An accomplished diver and triathlete, his death underscored the plight of lost children and rescuers. Pattrakorn Tungsupakul (The perfect man) plays Buahom, the stateless mother of Chai, one of the boys trapped in the cave, whose strong will keeps the hopes for the boys’ survival from dwindling. Naphand Boonyai (No Escape) plays Thanet Natisri, a water engineer who leads the effort to fill the potholes and divert the rainwater that can rise and drown the boys.

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