2022   UK Thirteen Lives
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Director:Ron Howard
Studio:Storyteller Productions, Magnolia Mae Films, Imagine Entertainment
Writer:William Nicholson, Don MacPherson
IMDb Rating:7.8 (5,435 votes)
Awards:1 win
Genre:Action, Adventure, Biography
Duration:147 min
Ron Howard  ...  (Director)
William Nicholson, Don MacPherson  ...  (Writer)
Viggo Mortensen  ...  Rick Stanton
Colin Farrell  ...  John Volanthen
Joel Edgerton  ...  Harry Harris
Tom Bateman  ...  Chris Jewell
Paul Gleeson  ...  Jason Mallinson
Girati Sugiyama  ...  Lek
Teeradon Supapunpinyo  ...  Coach
Pasakorn Hoyhon  ...  Chai
Tanatat Srita  ...  Arm
Nophand Boonyai  ...  Thanet Natisri
Kaokuson Sorapap  ...  Aat
Sukniran Sukcharoen  ...  Poom
Ensai O'Haire  ...  Decha
Thanthapthai Chanin  ...  Dew
Achi Jinapanyo  ...  Prem
Thanaphat Thopiata  ...  Wit
Phitakphong Boonnet  ...  Rit
Joe Chuensawan  ...  Tul
Nawanut Kaeomueangsi  ...  Nop
Thitiphat Bheganan  ...  Don
Neungruthai Bungngern-Wynne  ...  Mae Noi
Teerawat Mulvilai  ...  Somboon
Pattrakorn Tungsupakul  ...  Buahom
Benjamin Wallfisch  ...  Composer
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom  ...  Cinematographer
James Wilcox  ...  Editor
Comments: I watched this first and then the Documentary. Both are good

I enjoyed this for the drama. There's certainly drama in the documentary, and it was interesting having viewed them in the order I did to think back: "oh, that was licensed drama", rather than if I had seen them the other way around: "oh, this is licensed drama"

Either way, it's a compelling and almost unbelievable story. The movie version makes much bigger drama about anesthetizing the kids, and keeping it secret. The doc makes it seem like a normal step to take with a lot of people participating in it

13/13 is amazing, especially with regards to the littlest kid who was the last one out, and it was uncertain whether or not they had a face mask that would fit his little face

The Doc makes a point that if just one of the kids had come out dead the Thai government would have held the divers legally responsible. Yikes! The divers apparently had a James Bond style getaway planned in case of such a thing

Summary: A rescue mission is assembled in Thailand where a group of young boys and their soccer coach are trapped in a system of underground caves that are flooding.

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