“Free Solo” thrilled the audiences and picked up a handful of awards along the way. Now, directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are back with their follow-up documentary film, “The Rescue.” The first trailer gives viewers a taste of the thrills they can expect in the duo’s upcoming film.
In 2018, the world held its breath when a Thai soccer team and its coaches were trapped in a dangerous, flooding cave. “The Rescue” chronicles the daring mission to rescue them. The film features interviews with critical rescue and support teams in order to bring to light the common humanity, incredible resilience and absolute morality that defines us as humans.
“The Rescue” is produced by John Battsek (“Searching For Sugar Man”) and P.J. van Sandwijk (“American Dharma”). Take a look at the official summary for “The Rescue” below:
“The Rescue” brings alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys. The film chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of 12 boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Academy Award®-winning directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they use a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews to piece together the high-stakes mission, highlight the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and U.S. Special Forces, and detail the expert cave divers’ audacious venture to save the boys.
The Rescue will be released in theaters this October. Keep an eye out for the official release date. Take a look at the new trailer below: