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Breaking Surface

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Overview

A few days after Christmas, half-sisters Ida and Tuva set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline. Towards the end of the dive, a rockslide traps Tuva under water. As Ida surfaces to call for help, she discovers that the rockslide has struck above water as well, burying their equipment, phones and car keys–they are completely cut off from any chance of outside rescue. As the frantic race for survival unfolds, Ida is put to the ultimate test of character and resilience. During Ida’s fight to save Tuva, a fractured sisterhood is exposed, and when all seems lost, the stakes rise beyond simple survival.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

“One of the most intense and propulsive survival thrillers in recent memory.”

Bloody Disgusting

“Keeps viewers glued to the edge of their seats”

-Cineuropa

“Grips from the first minute and doesn’t let go until the final”

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Cast & Crew
  • Ida : Moa Gammel
  • Tuva : Madeleine Martin
  • Anne : Trine Wiggen
  • Director : Joachim Hedén
  • Writer : Joachim Hedén
  • Cinematography : Anna Patarakina, Eric Börjeson
  • Editor : Fredrik Morheden
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2019
  • Country of Origin : Sweden, Norway, Belgium
  • Language : Swedish and Norwegian with English subtitles
  • Running time : 82 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.66:1
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
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Los Angeles
California
12/11/2020
Chicago
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Tampa
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Vancouver
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Seattle
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Fayetteville
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Columbus
Ohio
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Tuscon
Arizona
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Concorde
New Hampshire
12/11/2020
Taos
New Mexico
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Silver Spring
Maryland
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Washington
D.C.
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Tallahassee
Florida
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Peoria
Illinois
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Long Beach
Washington
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New York
New York
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Newburgh
New York
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Dennis
Massachusetts
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Davis
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Lincoln City
Oregon
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Salt Lake City
Utah
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Cloverdale
California
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Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
12/11/2020
Provincetown
Massachusetts
12/11/2020
Summit
New Jersey
12/11/2020
Bryn Mawr
Pennysylvania
12/15/2020
Hanover
New Hampshire
01/13/2021