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Robert Redford speaks volumes without uttering a word in this clip from the dialogue free film All is Lost

May. 24, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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ALL IS LOST is an unlikely hit coming out of the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by JC Chandor and starring Robert Redford, ALL IS LOST is screening out of competition at the festival but is sounding more and more like a potential Oscar contender. It is a powerful story of survival centered on Redford's character who does not have a single line of dialogue in the entire film. Some may consider it a gimmick, but Chandor appears to be going for realism.

Unlike CAST AWAY or LIFE OF PI where surrogate characters like volleyballs and tigers existed for the main character to speak to, Redford's character spends the time alone doing what needs to be done to survive. The result is a movie that seems to, like the first half of WALL-E, need nothing but background sound and music to capture the attention of the audience.

Here is a brief clip from ALL IS LOST featuring Robert Redford doing what few people in their 70s are capable of doing on a boat: climbing the mast.

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.

Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meagre supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

If the name JC Chandor sounds familiar, he is the Oscar-nominated writer/director of MARGIN CALL, the financial thriller starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, and Demi Moore that caught audiences by surprise a couple of years ago.

ALL IS LOST is slated to open in theaters on October 25, 2013.

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11:11PM on 05/24/2013
Okay, admittedly that was a lot more engaging that it probably had any right to be. Maybe it's just the Redford factor. I've missed him in front of the camera.
Okay, admittedly that was a lot more engaging that it probably had any right to be. Maybe it's just the Redford factor. I've missed him in front of the camera.
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7:05PM on 05/24/2013

mehh

that was boring and that was only 1min and 47seconds. I'm sure the movie will be interesting and I'll see it on netflix.
that was boring and that was only 1min and 47seconds. I'm sure the movie will be interesting and I'll see it on netflix.
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3:00PM on 05/24/2013

If any man can face down THAT much harsh nature and live to see another day....

Its Robert Redford. He's freakin' Jeremiah Johnson after all! (I guess Liam Neeson can also make a run for his money)
Its Robert Redford. He's freakin' Jeremiah Johnson after all! (I guess Liam Neeson can also make a run for his money)
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12:21PM on 05/24/2013
Robert Redford: Still a badass.
Robert Redford: Still a badass.
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12:18PM on 05/24/2013
Even I talk aloud when I'm alone but I get the point. Robert Redford has always been the man, now I wanna see Three Days of the Condor now.
Even I talk aloud when I'm alone but I get the point. Robert Redford has always been the man, now I wanna see Three Days of the Condor now.
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12:01PM on 05/24/2013
Margin Call is a really good movie. I was expected another financial thriller in the vein of Wall Street but Boy Margin Call really gripped you until the very end.
Margin Call is a really good movie. I was expected another financial thriller in the vein of Wall Street but Boy Margin Call really gripped you until the very end.
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