Project Description




“Submergence” is a love story that takes us into the extremely different worlds of our two protagonists, Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) and James More (James McAvoy).

They meet by chance in a remote hotel in Normandy where they both prepare for a dangerous mission. They fall in love almost against their will, but soon recognize in each other the love of their lives.

When they have to separate, we find out that James works for the British Secret Service. He’s involved in a mission in Somalia to track down a source for suicide bombers infiltrating Europe. Danielle ‘Danny’ Flinders is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory about the origin of life on our planet.

Soon, they are worlds apart. James is taken hostage by Jihadist fighters and has no way of contacting Danny, and she has to go down to the bottom of the ocean in her submersible, not even knowing if James is still alive…



  • Goteborg International Film Festival. Giff (2018) Nordic Honorary Dragon Award
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival (2017) Sección oficial – película inaugural
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival (2017) Seccion Oficial a concurso
  • Toronto International Film Festival Tiff (2017) Special Presentations
  • Warsaw Film Festival (2017) Closing Film


TITLE: Submergence
YEAR: 2017
DURATION: 112 min
GENRE: Drama
NATIONALITY: Germany – France – Spain
PRODUCED BY: Wim Wenders, Cameron Lamb, Jean Baptiste Babin, Juan Gordon
DIRECTED BY: Wim Wenders
WRITTEN BY: Erin Dignam (based on the novel by  J.M Ledgard)
CAST: James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander