The Icebreaker (Ledokol) (2016) Wednesday, 08 April 2020

The Icebreaker (Ledokol) (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    12+ (Russia).

  • The pitch:

    Feel my heart beating.

  • Starring:

    Pyotr Fyodorov, Sergey Puskepalis, Aleksandr Pal, Vitaliy Khaev, Aleksey Barabash, Olga Smirnova, Anna Mikhalkova, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Dmitriy Podnozov, Boris Kamorzin

  • Directed by:

    Nikolay Khomeriki

  • Running time:

    120 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    People are thrown overboard, thrown to the ground/against walls/down stairs, punched, wrestled, drowned/near-drowned, fire-extinguised, held at gunpoint, shirt-grabbed, pushed, shoved, bitten (dog), headbutted, threatened. A man catches on fire, a man falls through ice. A dog falls overboard/near-freezes. A helicopter crashes/traps occupants inside (claustrophobic). Suicide reference (jumping). Falling ice pounds/damages a ship (hull breach, buckling metal). A fight breaks out in a galley/dining area. A large load breaks its ropes and crashes to the deck. A giant iceberg flips in the sea - loud eruptions, falling ice, etc. The cabin of a helicopter fills with smoke. Explosion. A man makes a slicing-throat gesture. Objects dropped, thrown, smashed, hit with an axe, slammed. Yelling, arguing, barking, growling, roaring. A woman says her husband drinks, beats her and cheats on her. Going to prison, poison, place under arrest, shoot me dead mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Burial-at-sea. C-section. Bloody heads, faces, hands, nose, cheek, gloves, stitching, bandages/swabs. Bruising. Arm in sling (movie). A woman collapses. A woman is anaesthetised before surgery. Medical examinations, people on examination tables/hospital beds/gurneys, IV drips, gas mask. Frostbite, heart problems, people frozen to death mentioned.


    Kissing, hugging. A man behaves in a creepy manner toward a female (approaches her in her cabin/holds her down/threatens her, etc). A male character in a movie places his hand on a woman's heart (breast area). Shirtless man (only shoulder area seen). Nude baby (genitals not seen).


    Alcohol (vodka, hip flask). Smoking. Cognac, adrenaline mentioned.


    A handful of f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, cr*p. Name-calling (penguin, idiot, rat, unfit, greenhorn, nuts etc). Religious exclamations (who the hell, holy cow, Godspeed, damn).


    Icebergs, polar explorers, rescue, drifting, mutiny, betrayal, pregnancy, childbirth, rationing, teamwork, tension, captains, survival, radio silence, expedition, 1985, Antarctica.


    Dead comrades. Childbirth scene. Helicopters, plane. Barbecuing meat, power blackout. Fur worn. Dog, seal. Spitting, licking (dog). Divorce mentioned. Russian language (subtitles and some translation). Based on real events that took place on the ship, Mikhail Gromov in Antarctica in 1985.





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