Ever wondered what it’s like to be stranded in the Arctic, well this movie highlights the peril of the unknown during cold extremity.
I enjoyed watching this and only knew of this movie coming out on DVD, didn’t see it listed in the movie theaters.
The movie starts with a male actor who I’m assuming experienced strong winds with snowfalls, crashed on a mountain. What looked to be no chance in sight of him finding rescue showed him in the beginning scene spelling S.O.S. in deep snow.
He had some equipment in his helicopter he would dig through each day, one of them was a box to transmit a radio signal for rescue. I’m surprised he also managed to catch fish.
He did find a helicopter that was out searching. I suspect as I just realized while writing this the look and color of his plane was similar to the rescue crew.
Sadly as they flew too close to the strandee, due to high winds they crashed. There were two onboard the helicopter leaving 1 woman semi-alive. She suffered a gash on her stomach.
The lead actor spent the entire movie keeping them alive and warm as he could. She never made a sound until the absolute worst time. For a moment he thought she was dead and as he walked away leaving her to die in a corner he fell into a deep hole underneath. He was able to get out after resetting his broken leg.
He spent much time trying to pull her up a hill on a sleigh bed when on 2 to 3 tries it became so heavy it fell back to the bottom. He decided to give it up and found a hole for them to stay when a Polar Bear heard her make a noise, the one time she made a noise throughout the entire movie. The Polar Bear was relentless and was close to digging his way into the cave of the strandees. The male actor lit one of those rescue lighters and scared the Polar Bear away.
They finally made it to the top of the mountain and nearly missed their chance of rescue for being too far way from the rescuers purview.