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The Dive

The Dive

Original name: The Dive
English name: The Dive
Year: 2022
Run time: 91 Min
Language: English
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country:Germany, Malta
Director: Maximilian Erlenwein
Producers: Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo
cast: Sophie Lowe, Louise Krause
Screenplay: Maximilian Erlenwein, Joachim Hedén
Cinematographer: Frank Griebe
Editor: Philipp Thomas
Sound Designer: Michael Schlömer
Music Composer: Volker Bertelmann, Raffael Seyfried
Production Company: augenschein Filmproduktion
World Sales: Protagonist Picture / Max Mueller Bhavan


  • Munich FF 2023
  • Cologne FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2014 Stereo
  • 2009 Schwerkraft

Director's Biography:

Maximilian Erlenwein

Maximilian Erlenwein studied sociology and media studies in Marburg and directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). During his studies he worked as a cinematographer and shot reports and magazine features. In 2005 he founded Fat Lady Filmproduktion, with which he directed several music videos, documentaries, image films and commercials. His feature film debut Schwerkraft (2009) won the First Steps Award and the Max Ophüls Prize, among others. The psychological thriller Stereo premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 2014. The Netflix series Skylines, where he directed the first three episodes, received a total of 4 Grimme Awards, including Best Series.


It was a perfect day for a dive. Clear sight, stable weather and an incredible, reclusive spot. Drew and May, sisters and experienced divers who share a close and complex bond, are excited as they marvel at this undiscovered underwater world. Their sense of wonder is interrupted when May gets struck by the rockfall and is dragged down. Deep underwater, she is trapped by debris, unable to move. As dangerously low levels of oxygen and cold temperatures put May’s life at risk, it is up to Drew to fight for her sister’s survival. Despite all her ingenuity and strength, Drew ultimately finds herself having to choose between putting her own life at risk or saving her sister.
Time is running out.