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The Rescue chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of 12 boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. Academy Award-winning directors and producers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo, Meru) keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they use a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews to piece together the high-stakes mission, highlighting the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and U.S. Air Force Special Tactics and details the expert cave divers' audacious venture to dive the boys to safety. The Rescue brings alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys.


The Rescue is easily one of the best documentaries of the year.” — Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press

“A gripping, unsurprisingly moving early account, one that emphasizes the pluck and ingenuity of its heroes and the resilience and beauty of its survivors.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“A stunning documentary of bone-deep moral resonance and cinematic mastery that deserves to be experienced on the big screen.” — Tomris Laffly, Variety 


Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice for Award for Documentaries, 2021 Winner

Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, 2021 Winner Best Documentary, Best Director, and Best Cinematography 

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