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Year 2021
Runtime 114 mins
Language English, Thai
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
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WINNER OF 2021 telus audience choice award: international documentary

Oscar-winning directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (FREE SOLO, MERU - CIFF 2015) capture the headline-making rescue of a Thai soccer team trapped in a cave for 16 days.

In June 2018, the world was glued to their televisions as twelve young soccer players and their coach were found trapped in a deep cavern by a flash flood. Seen through the eyes of the Thai, British, Australian and American rescuers who defied death to save the boys, THE RESCUE provides us access that no news report could have captured.

THE RESCUE is one of those rare films that take a story you think you know and inject it with new revelations, tension and inspiration.

Toronto International Film Festival 2021
E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Executive Producer
Thanet Natisri, Santipong Changpuak
P.J. Van Sandwijk, John Battsek, E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
David Katznelson, Picha Srisansanee, Ian Seabrook
Bob Eisenhardt
Daniel Pemberton