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The movie “The Rescue” REALLY tells you about what happened in the caves of Tham Luang, Thailand!


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At the time, we have all been able to follow the events surrounding the cave rescue of football club “the wild piggies” in detail on the website of Olleke Bolleke in Thailand, daily and sometimes several times a day, this news bear paid his attention to this rescue that the controlled the whole world. 

We think we know what happened. But we don’t do that.
“The Rescue,” from directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, has looked behind the heroic story cultivated during the rescue of Chiang Rai Tham Luang Cave in July 2018.

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, 12 young Thai twins and their 24-year-old football coach rode their bicycles to the Tham Luang Caves in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, for a short excursion after the training of their Mu Pa football team (the wild boars) After torrential monsoon rains, which trapped the team inside, they would have to stay in the dark damp caverns for nine days, until a team of volunteer cave divers tried to free them from their plight

This movie explains how unlikely it was to find them. It would be another 8 days before an improbable and totally improbable rescue mission would eventually bring them all out, luckily all Alive.

“The Rescue” shows that this first coincidence, finding the young men and then getting them out alive, was much, much weaker and more complicated than anyone at the time would admit. The world media was drawn to the compelling stories – the lost boys, the international collaboration, the concerned families, the personalities – at 3 minutes, exciting stories about Thai heroism, culture and hope were broadcast daily.

We now know, in 2021, that the reality was very different.  
The movie “The Cave” pointed out that the entire search, and then the rescue, was a mess of Thai politics, misplaced pride and incompetence. Not a popular conclusion, but without the international volunteer cave divers who were flown in (reluctantly by many of the Thais leading the mission), the 12 boys and their coach would certainly have perished. Even the brave and well-trained Thai Navy Seals were totally unprepared for a mission that was fraught with danger and beyond their standard training.

“The Rescue” was expertly crafted and co-directed by Academy Award winners Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (“Free Solo”) to authentically recreate the situation in the caves, then use interviews with the cave divers to tell the story to tell again. The recreated scenes are seamlessly interwoven with real video clips from the past.

You’ll now read facts in this news bear article that you’ve never read about before, if not about this rescue mission, especially about the near-impossible extraction method that, even by their best guesses, had a minuscule chance of success. But in the end, it was the ONLY chance they had.

Mr Rick Stanton was a retired British firefighter who spent 40 years diving deep into lonely, claustrophobic caves around the world. Coincidentally, his girlfriend was a resident of Chiang Rai, so he learned about this disaster early on. Rick teamed up with another cave dive buddy, John Volanthen, he flew to northern Thailand to see if they could lend a hand.

There are also never-before-seen conversations between the divers, who the team encountered on day 9 of the search, completely different and revealing compared to the short fragments we saw at the time.

The clips, from Rick’s phone camera, tell us a lot more about the divers and their fears. And the calmness the unparalleled calmness of the trapped twinks. We see his attempt to cheer the spirits of the 13 team members before bidding farewell with the promise of imminent rescue.

In one of the interviews, Rick Stanton, who slowly swam back through the maze of jagged rocks, mud and swirling water to the cave mouth, realized after finding them that it would be virtually impossible to get them out. “When I looked into their faces, I realized we might be the only ones they ever see. What on earth are we going to do now?”

Another revelation is the rescue itself, a few days before the attempt to free the team began, of a smaller rescue of four adults trapped in the cave. They would have to swim out where they would be submerged in the muddy waters of the caves for 30-40 seconds. Some adults, even after the process was thoroughly explained, panicked and ripped off their face masks. Without the short duration of the dive and the professionalism of the divers, they would have drowned.

For the rescue reconstructions, Vasarhelyi and Chin involved Rick, John and other divers — the actors playing themselves and their terrifying predicament. It also follows the completely outrageous idea of ​​2 Australian doctors (also cave divers) who devised an unlikely solution to free the young men.

Watch the trailer here and realize that the Piglets really swung in 2018.

It’s a visceral film, raw and real, so I highly recommend it!

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