Created by: J.M. Ledgard (novel)
Directed by: Wim Wenders
Written by: Erin Dignam
Other cast: James McAvoy, Audrey Quoturi, Celyn Jones, Hakeemshady Mohamed, Jess Liaudin
Release date: 2017 (USA)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersive to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance.
- In the novel, Danielle Flinders is described as a mixed-raced woman. Her father is Australian and her mother is from Martinique, a country where 90% of the population is black. An excerpt from the novel says this about Danielle; “In her complexion and variety of dress and habits and manners there was something of her mother’s Creole background”. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was cast for the role.