The Chamber a four person crew is trapped i a submersible at the bottom of the ocean in ben parker (2019)
Swedish actor johannes bah kuhnke so compelling in 2015 acclaimed force majeure deserved a more substantial follow up feature than ben parkers directorial debut. Set mostly in a tiny submersible trapped at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of north korea. The chamber earns a few points for topicalicity. But this B-movie thriller fails to go beyond its familiar underwater peril tropes, providing as nearly a claustrophobic experience for viewers as its characters.
Kuhnke plays mats the swedish pilot of the submersible belonging to a commericial research vessel that been commandeered by a three person U.S. special ops team. They ve boarded the vessel because they have a secret mission involving the recovery of a drone that does it matter really the exact nature of the mission falls under the heading of what alfred hitchcock famouslydubbed a macguffin and you all forget it moments after watching the movie.
Besides mats the team includes it no nonsense female leader red charlotte salt the tudors displaying an impressively convincing american accent and her underlings parks james mcardle and denholm dlliot levey who seems to have been picked beacuse of how their personality traits perfectly complement each other. IT clear why red is in charge of the operation since she the sort of tough cookie when one of the men panics has no trouble dislocating his shoulder. And then when he calms down just as efficiently snapping it back into place.
Mats isnt thrilled by these interlopers usurpation of his pride and joy where he seems to know every rivet intimately. But he has little choice in the matter with his expertise needed to safely guide them all into the depths that as anyone who seen a submarine move before well knows tend to cause problems.The Chamber a four person crew is trapped i a submersible at the bottom of the ocean in ben parker,