All appears lost before damaged hulls are fixed
The survival film All Is Lost with Robert Redford accommodates audience interest in the second release -- in 2013, after Margin Call in 2011 and before A Most Violent Year in 2014 -- in director/producer/writer JC Chandor’s triple drama movie crown. It begins with one of the plot’s rare instances of speech. A nameless mariner (Robert Redford) of the Cal 39 yacht Virginia Jean comments upon failed attempts at kindness, love, rightness, strength, and truth.
The sailor does so prefatory to describing everything as lost 1,700 nautical miles (3148.4 kilometers) west of the Sumatra Straits, one of the Indonesian archipelago’s accesses to the Indian Ocean. Flashbacks to events of the previous eight days then explain the concession.