Submergence (2017) Script

Some of the most common pathways of energy production in microorganisms, who live along the hydrothermal vents, are oxidation or reduction of sulfur compounds.

The most common electron donor along the vents is hydrogen sulfide, making oxidation of sulfur-containing compounds the base of the food web in this environment.

The microorganisms capable of oxidizing or reducing sulfur compounds show amazing diversity.

Over 161 gram-negative sulfur-oxidizing bacteria species have been found to inhabit the hydrothermal vents.

Bacteria in this environment are often thought of as all being autotrophs, but of these 161 species, over 97% are also capable of heterotrophic growth.

In addition, 37% perform fermentation.

Furthermore, the sulfate reducers known to be present, include at least nine different genera, including gram-negative...

Yeah, I see.

I understand why.

No, to us it'd make a huge difference.

She'll be out soon.

You had enough?

While most are rod shaped...

They want us on the boat now for a team debriefing.

Can I get in the tank next time?

That's dangerous.

Each suit is designed specifically for each aquanaut, so...

Thank you, Paul, but you don't have to indulge her every whim.

Thank you, Paul.

Why do you torture him like that?

He's too young to defend himself.

I'll race you.

No. Come on now.

No, I... I...

I don't like you!

Okay, I just want to go over the order of the dives, so that you can communicate with each other about who can help log, as some of you will be prepping and not available to log.

All right?

We start from here, so Jonas and René are up first, Lucky you. with Étienne as the pilot, for the first dive in the Cadiz Gulf.

Then we're going to hug the coastline, going west of Ireland and Britain into the Norwegian Sea.

There, Gustavo and Maria are next, with Frank piloting around the Faroe Island.

Frank, who is also taking Annie and Mark down, here near Iceland where we'll spend the most time, and do several dives, okay?

It's a complete reversal, I'm sorry.

And then, our deepest dive, Thumbs and Dani, are last, around Jan Mayen, with Étienne as a pilot, okay?

There are definite advantages in going last.

They're gonna be logging and not prepping, and the sub will be tested.

I'm not thinking about that.

Then what's up?

I realized I've never been lonely before.

Welcome to the planet.

It's possible there's no service where he is.

He's working in Northern Kenya, right?

Or he just stopped calling, stopped being interested.

Impossible.

He's just stuck somewhere without reception.

For a month.

Yes.

Why not?


Don't go near him, boy!


Next.

The Monk by the Sea is not...

...The Berlin Academy exhibition of 1810.

What do you got for us?

I have a bona fide source, willing to give up an operational bomb unit in Europe.

They want to hit train stations.

Where's the link?

In Southern Somalia.

What's on the table for the source?

British passport, we want him.

We found him, we'll get him.

He's my source, so I'm going in alone.

Somalia is not a good idea, J.

I know.

Check this out.

We are talking about bombs all over Europe.

If there's even a chance we can get out in front of that, we have to take it.

We don't know who they are, where they are.

Their whole pipeline of intelligence and soldiers waiting to stream in.

You don't even know what faction is in charge in Kismayo right now.

Well, I was hoping you could help me out with who's in charge there.

Oh, come on, James, this isn't Afghanistan.

So, how are you getting in?

Small plane.

I'll use my water engineer alias.

I'll meet my contact at Kismayo airport.

So, you're mister water expert and you're gonna dig up some wells?

In the tooth again, that's the safest.

Yeah, I'll activate it once I'm there.

Same as last time.

Don't let them know you speak Arabic, J.

Guys, do me a favor, just tell me something that's gonna help me, would you?

Fuck.

Yeah? Okay.

Wait, we've got something for you.

Look at the picture.

You must remember this guy, Yusef Mohamud al-Afghani.

Yeah.

He was with Osama in 2001, wasn't he?

Yeah, apparently he's in Somalia now.

We'll get you intel on him, whatever we dig up.

Give us a few days, J, we'll contact you on a safe line.


Hey!

Hi. You came yourself.

For you, Madame Flinders, of course.

Oh, so good to be back.


Evening.

What kind of whiskey do you have?

I've got a good Japanese one.

Konnichiwa, let's go Japanese.

You play rugby? I used to.

What's your name? Marcel.

Why did you stop, Marcel?

Oh, you know, I just broke my neck.

Stick that on room 12, please.

Okay. See you later.

Your white wine, Madame.

Thank you, Marcel.


Hey.

Good Morning.

Good Morning.

You're English? British. Scottish British.

Dani, Dani Flinders.

James More.

Will I see you later? Yeah, I'd like that!

Oh.

I think you're following me.

Or you're following me in advance.

Tricky.

Mr. More, the newspaper you wanted.

Thank you, Beatrice.

You're definitely following me.

I haven't even had a chance to shower yet.

I love the smell of sweat.

I have to do some work. Is this your room?

Lunch? Would 1:30 be too late?

No.


Free-living chemoautotrophic microorganisms at hydrothermal vents.

We integrated the analyses of IPL diversity and delta13C values, delta13C lipid with 16S RNA gene-based...

Yes?

I've come to take you to lunch.

It's open.

Carry on, Professor.

How did you know I was a professor?

I looked at your name on the letter you picked up this morning.

What are you a professor of?

Take a guess.

Um...

Music?

Nope.

Do you mind turning it down a little bit?

It's awfully loud in here.

I mean, you couldn't really hear me... knock on the door even, so...

Thank you, Law? Please.

Uh, anthropology? Wrong again.

Well, just... tell me then.

I apply mathematics to the study of life in the ocean.

You're an oceanographer?

There's no such discipline as oceanography.

I'm a bio-mathematician.

It's the working of the science to whatever is in the sea.

Or at the bottom of it.

Precisely.

It's quite rude, just sitting there, watching me.

Insisting that we eat something?

I know, it's entirely unreasonable.

So, what ocean is your favorite?

It has to be that one, the Atlantic.

Okay...

Carry on.

About? The sea.

I feel certain it's going to tell me all about you.

All right, then, um... close your eyes.

You're determined not to let me eat, aren't you?

Close them.

The ocean has five layers.

Five. Are you going to cooperate?

Mm-hm.

I want you to picture this. Okay.

Yes, it has five layers and the first one is epipelagic.

It contains all the plant life and coral reefs.

Whatever memory you have of baptism, or any other form of submersion, is there in the blue water.

The next layer, is mesopelagic.

This is the twilight zone... into which... blue and all other colors and light vanish.

Everything under the mesopelagic is night.

If you were with me in a submersible, that's like a deep-sea submarine...

Is it yellow?

Of course it is. Excellent.

If you were with me in one of those, you would have spent two hours at least, in the blackness you're in now, to get down to...

You can open your eyes.

The hadopelagic, which is what interests me.

Hadal from the Greek "Hades", meaning unseen.

Doesn't it mean hell?

To some.

This is the other world in our world.

It's just miles and miles of blackness?

No one knows much about the mantle.

They think it has no life, and therefore no possibility of reanimation, and is so without scientific interest.

I disagree.

It needs to be explored.

What? Excuse me, what exactly is it that you do?

I... I study... I collect samples, from what I think is... the living bit of the mantle.

The first few kilometers underlying the Hadal deep.

I believe that all life and... regeneration in our world belongs to it.

We refuse to value what's down there because it's dark.

We want to forget there is darkness in our world, and... and to be on a beach is to be lucky.

We don't educate ourselves.

Our world is firstly about power, it's only secondly about education.

What?

No, don't worry about me, just you carry on.

No, I'm just writing down what you just said about power and education. Mm-hmm.

Oh, wow, okay. I like it.

I'm actually going down on one of those submersibles in a couple of weeks.

I've waited years for this opportunity.

Come on, congratulations.

Thank you.

What do you do?

I consult on water projects in Africa, actually.

Hey, we've got water in common.

You work for charity? The British government.

You live in Africa?

Nairobi.

Do you like it?

I do, most of the time.

Nairobi gets a bit treacherous sometimes.

People say it's like an African river, you can't see into it, you don't know where the crocodiles are, and you can't see the rapids coming at you.

But, I tell you, it's got its own... luster.

I kinda miss it, when I'm away too long.

Wonderful place.

I have a pool.

So, you're saying that... descending to the bottom of the ocean, makes us challenge our sense of self and where we came from?

And that we are not interested in your work, because we don't want to have come from the scum in the ocean?

It kind of makes sense to me.

Does it? Yeah.

It's caused people to fight over...

When I drop everything...

I wanna make a case for my theory on life down there.

And having been down there it gets more complicated.

What counts the most is being published in Nature.

So, you're going to go down there and you're going to be surrounded by water, and infinite blackness in what, a month?

Yeah.

Are you afraid something might happen?

I try not to think about that.

Why?

What would happen?

If the submersible would crack?

Mm-hmm.

Water would come in and my lungs would seal off, and I would die a dry drowning by acidosis and hypoxia.

What would that feel like?

Well, if anything were to happen, it would probably just be us getting stuck down there, unable to move.

And there's only five days of oxygen in the sub, and no one can reach you down there.

Why?

There's only one of those deep sea submersibles in Europe.

So, I wouldn't drown, I'd suffocate.

I'd have a lot of time to think about things.

What's that tattoo on your arm?

A mistake.

You were a paratrooper? Yeah, I was.

I was very young, though. It was just a short service commission.

This is what I wanted to show you.

Now this is what I came here for.

There was 5,000 Canadian soldiers, and a thousand British soldiers tried to take this beach.

The guns inside that bunker killed every one of them.

It was an incredible sacrifice.


Hey, hey, hey!

Ah!

Here.

That was cold!

What's got into you, Mr. More?

You've been talking to me now for a long time about the world, and whales and the ocean, and, Dani, you have barely used the words I or me.

You've learned to listen awfully well, haven't you?

Why did you have to acquire that skill?

Why would you say that I had to acquire it?

'Cause no one is an expert at anything, if there is not a burning need somewhere to have that particular skill.

I have sisters.

Would you like another drink?

No. Okay.

So, what's your favorite water body, since you asked me?

The human body.

It's my favorite body, It's mainly water.

So much cleverer than me. I doubt that.

Africa?

Not really, I...

You're still wet.

And you're not... wet.

You're chicken.

Chicken.


Are you cold?

Yeah.


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Ready? All right.

Today is the... the 20th of May.

It's the 21st of May, and...

Will you go and get the fuck...

I will not be quiet!

No! No!

Are you spy?

Fuck.

I am myself still...

I'm still James More.

There's no moon.

There's... only blackness, like... like the one that you know, my Dani.


This is what we found for you, J.

Yusef Mohamud al-Afghani is now indeed a forward commander of al-Qaeda in Somalia.

He seems to be running the show there.

If ever you see him, you're close.

There's another guy, James, Saif Al-Husni.

Was a suicide bomber.

Pulled the ring, but the vest didn't detonate.

PTSD big time, extremely violent, apparently.

He probably thinks he'll never die.

He probably wants to die.

Good luck, J, if you're really going.

Out there in the deep, there's salp and jellyfish, whose vertical migrations are equivalent in scale to... to us, as if these birds were just to fly up from the trees, and go straight up into space.

On a planetary scale, the birds crawl.

What?

We go to sleep and you're nervous to meet me over again, is that what's happening here?

I usually don't see the person the day after.

I work.

Don't you think I should at least know something about you?

Oh, I get it, you want to pry.

I don't want to pry. What do you want to know?

I want to know about you.

About being a soldier, for instance.

You're going to ask me what it's like to kill somebody?

No. Good.

Tell me, tell me anything.

Anything that will tell me about you.

Then you're going to go into the sea?

It's getting awfully cold, and I really think you should go in soon.

What's the most essential thing about being a soldier?

Obedience.

Okay.

Death.

It gets very real when you're watching somebody die in front of you.

You're thinking, is this all I am?

Is this all I added up to?

And all the clichés are true. You're thinking, why now?

Why did it have to be... this happen before I realize what life truly is?

It's direct, it's immediate, and it's their whole life exposed to you.

Did you think about your own death a lot?

I did, and I do.

I've heard people telling me that they've had those exact same thoughts when they fell in love.

No, you don't die when you fall in love.

Have you fallen in love?

I think you should go in for your swim now.

Time's up, eh?

No, no don't!

No, no, not in my clothes, not in my clothes!

It's cold. No, don't throw me in!

No!

You are not going to win me over.

Yes, I am.

That's exactly what I'm going to do.

Congratulations.

Where did you guys grow up?

Sydney, London, Stockholm, depending on Daddy's work, really.

My parents were the ones who used to take me here.

Dani, do you even know a poor person?

Yes. Oh, yeah?

Oh.

You. Me?

No, no, no, no, no, I am not poor.

I can afford to come to a place like this once a year.

Is it true that there's oxygen stored in the micro life at the bottom of the ocean, and that one day it's going to run out?

We shouldn't run out... if we take the right steps.

I mean, we are entering an age where everything will be quantified.

What we see as abundant, will be limited.

So, oxygen will be like water and minerals and fuels.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Like oxygen, like... like air-oxygen?

Like oxygen?

Yeah, if we keep going the way we're going.

Wow.

That's why I need to get to the bottom of it.

Was that a science person's joke?

Not everyone can be as witty as you.

I know, but... it was rubbish.

Oh, I think I'm slightly less attracted to you now.


Just look at you.

You mongrel.

Half Australian, some Swedish,

a touch of English.

Those lines, are here to stay.

I'm going to remember this.

What if I come and visit you in Nairobi?

I want to swim in your pool.

Don't, I have 58 minutes.

Read that.

Did you read it?

Just feels like I'm... reading the same news all over again.

It's not interesting enough? It's tough 'cause I... feel like there's nothing we can do about it.

We could read about it, we could get interested.

We could educate ourselves and get involved in a solution.

How is there a solution to a problem that has roots in ancient conflicts, where religious...

What are you saying, you don't think there's a solution?

I don't know.

This is the same as your work, Dani.

Trying to get people interested in potentially life-saving information, that lies at the bottom of the sea, in the dark, so nobody wants to know about it.

It's the exact same thing.

Get them interested, educate them, get them involved in a solution, and that is amazing.

But this is our world, too, isn't it?

I don't know if that's our world.

Oh.

So, you can be stupid, as well.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.


Do you want your backpack in...

In with me, please.

Okay.

I'm in.

I'm in, too.


Hey.

I just wanted to say that I miss you already.

I'm going to turn the car around.

Arretez, can you please pull over, merci.

No.

I've stopped the car. No. Don't.

I've stopped it, I can...

No, I'm gonna go for my swim now.

Okay.

See you soon.


Nabad, Sharif?

Come with me.

Nabad.

Nabad.

Uh, Sharif?

I came here to meet Sharif.

Can you take me to him, please?


Because of charity and love, you should never allow death to rule your thoughts.

Because of charity and love, you should never allow death to rule your thoughts.

Because of charity and love, you should never allow death to rule your thoughts.

Because of charity and love, you should never allow death to rule your thoughts.

Well, I'm just used to seeing her careen between work and relief from work, not unlike the rest of us.

Well, as long as she can focus.

Yes, I mean, this expedition is...

The one, definitely.

We all feel you are close to a breakthrough, that would forever change the understanding of the dimensions of the life on Earth.

Absolutely, we've been speaking about this.

We're jealous.

Good.

Pressure is up.

I know.

The mailbox is full.

Please try to call later...

Dani, what do you think the biggest obstacle to a solution is?

I think it's history, how it left them behind.

But "them," that's just us in a different form, isn't it?

So, what do you think the biggest obstacle is?

It's the most beautiful thing about them,

their ability to believe.

You're no troubled man.

Your mind is not troubled.

Your mind isn't troubled.

You know...

you know where you are from.


There she is!

Let me have a look.

Up, fool!

Let's go!

Move! Move! Move from here!


Megafaunal abundances also showed significant variations, chi squared equals 273.42, df equals 5.

With mean areas per image of n3 equals 3.89 in different years, with an overall increasing trend over the course of...


I'm on the ocean floor now, Dani.


We will kill you now.

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done...

Get ready!


Oh, God, James.

Oh, man, you shit yourself.


So, you're going to go down there and you're going to be surrounded by water, and infinite blackness.

Are you afraid something might happen?


Allahu akbar.

There were also significant differences in the numbers of predators, scavengers...

Open your eyes.

Open them!

You're alive.

Good.

Drink this.

Why are you here?

I've told your men, I'm a water engineer.

I wanted... I still want to build... a water system in Kismayo, I was invited.

Not to do something else?

No, I'm just...

What's your business with Sharif?

He was the tribal leader in Kismayo, and I was going to teach the water recognition system to him.

How do you know him?

I didn't, he contacted me.

He did? How?

He got in touch with the charity that I work for that installs wells in refugee camps.

They asked me to meet him, so I did.

Do you understand that we are fighting a war here?

I understand.

Then what is this?

It was a mistake, I was a young man.

I needed a job! Coming here was a mistake!

Do you have children, a wife?

I'm not married.

Your people rely on me for clean water.

We shall call you Biyole. That means water boy.

My name is James.

Do you drink alcohol, Biyole?

Yeah.

Alcohol separates you from your creator.

Yeah, no doubt.

It is important to me that you are being treated... generously. It is Allah's wish.

Thank you.


We also need a urine sample from you.

Doctor Shadid.

Open, please.

No hemorrhage.

How does it look, doctor?

Not too bad.

For an infidel.

Breathe, deeper.

You have a fracture. Oh.

It's a primitive diagnosis, but we have limited x-ray.

This is more serious, Mr. Water.

My name is James More.

More?

I was told to call you Mr. Water.

Doctor, I haven't spoken to my family.

They don't know that I'm okay.

Can you please help me with that?

No.

...across the years. In particular, deposit feeders were at their lowest density in 2007.

2.50 plus or minus 0.11...

Don't.

I've prepared a dozen samples for you, minus one.

I'll be all right, I can handle it.

You sure?

Wouldn't say it if I couldn't.

I looked over the work.

We'll be fine, as long as you do your part.

I'd be fine if I had signal at some point.

I mean, we've been out now in the middle of the ocean, with no signal, multiple dives, and it just... frustrates me, okay?

Okay.

So, you can't reach him.

Why don't you focus on your work and put him out of your mind.

Cover of Nature.

Isn't that what we promised each other?

Why don't you look at me, Dani?

I know all about self-sabotage.

I'm the expert on it.

I want you to tell me now that this is not you doubting yourself.

This is not what this is. It's not doubt.

'Cause it deserves the cover, not just to be published.

Searching for life that may share the same way of life, that we may eventually find in water on Mars?

Possibly proving that a billion years ago, the same ecosystems existed here and there?

You've touched the limits of life.

You've touched it.

And now we have to wrap our whole hands around it, and bring it to the world... and finish this.

Ifremer, they've partnered with us, there's a lot at stake, a lot of money has been spent. I know, I know.

Now is not the time to doubt yourself, Dani.

I know.

Good.

Morning, Ms. Flinders.

Captain. Mr. Darren.

Thank you for coming down, um...

Do you think it would be possible for me to go ashore after the next two dives?

I'm having some difficulties finalizing my calculations.

You mean go ashore and stay ashore?

The other teams don't need you to log?

I can handle that work. And where would you...

We would be in reach of the Faroe Islands, after Mark and Annie, I think.

Right? Yeah.

I could fly to Iceland from there and then on to Jan Mayen.

I don't see why not, if your program sanctions it.

It does. All right, then.

We'll arrange a boat to come and pick you up.

Thank you.

Good? Mm.

There should be a ban on injecting the suicide bombers with drugs to limit their ability to think.

They do that?

I saw it, in Mogadishu.

I was really ashamed.

They also do it in Pakistan.

Why are you telling me this? Why are you talking to me?

You will be gone soon, one way or the other.

What do you mean by that?

They will not kill you.

Emir Yusef has promised.

Oh, that's good to know.

And there is no one else here to talk to with an education.

So, what should we do about the wells in Kismayo?

Well, that's what I came here to find out.

The water is too expensive for the poor.

Do the local authorities have control over all the water sources?

I do not know. You need to find out.

You need to drive out the water profiteers by any means necessary.

Wait.

Well, you need to ascertain the depth of each well, and the quality of the water in it.

So, for example, the closer a well is to the sea, the more likely that water is to be brackish.

You have to find out how many people are using it, plot this all on a map.

I can help you with this.

This is what I do, this is my job.

Already you are.

Here, only the air is free.

Not a day goes by without a child in my care dying of some curable illness.

The people have no work. They have not enough food.

They have no school and this is something we intend to correct.

When it rains, the mud mixes with the waste from the latrines.

I do believe with so many people packed in such conditions, Somalia will generate a plague that will spread around the world.

Cholera?

A new plague.

You going to turn it into a weapon?

I am a doctor.

Who keeps company with killers.

We have cholera here already.

Report it. Here?

To the United Nations. Never.

Even UNICEF? Especially UNICEF.

Such an organization that promises so much yet delivers so little to the children?

What is necessary is to turn the Crusaders back from the Muslim lands of Somalia, so that the people here can live in a pure Islamic state.

What's more important to you, treating the women and children that come to your clinic and looking for your help, or... Or... Or following jihad?

I see both as one treatment.

Medicine is mercy, jihad is duty.

What about me, am I a Crusader?

I came here to bring clean water.

Allah will ask payment of you.

You said I was going to be spared.

I need to go home.

I need to go back to her.

Who am I to know the will of God?

You may die tomorrow.

Or... you may become a blessed one.


So, how long are you going to stay with us on the Faroes, Professor Flinders?

At least a week, maybe more.

We found a quiet place for you, where you can get your work done.

Thank you.

Captain's orders.

Is it possible to dock by any of those rocks?

Just for a few minutes? Sure.

What are you doing?

I'm counting.

Lichens.

Some of the species here are very rare.

You think they're shells, but if you come closer, they're like tiny trees, little forests.

And this one here is the marriage between a... a fungus and a cyan-bacteria.

If you would magnify the edges, you wouldn't be able to see, where life begins and where it ends.

It just dissolves from... from life into non-life.


"No man is an island, entire of itself.

Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee."

Do you keep John Donne with you wherever you go?

Yeah.

Let me go.

Let me go, please.

I will be killed soon, I welcome it.

I believe you will die too, Mr. Water.


Biyole, we will videotape you soon.

Do you know Bambi, water boy?

I saw it when I was young.

You see, Bambi is the innocent one.

When you watch the forest fire again, then you will see his father protecting him, giving up his own life.

It is like the Crusaders who are burning the Islamic state.


Abdul... go.

I want to convert you to Islam.

And I want you to be merciful and let me go.

I won't make a video for you.

I won't sit in front of a camera and say the things that you want me to say...

You're of use to us.

Shadid told me you can clean water, stop diseases.

You will do important work for us.

But you are a non-believer.

I want you to meet with your Creator.

No. No?

No.

Allah sees you, and he's waiting for you to take the straight path.

We've got Allah in common, you and I.

The Allah of our common father, Abraham.

I love Abraham.

And I love his love for all his children.

And yes, I do believe that Allah sees me.

Sees us, but... no.

Who are you to know this, and reject the Koran?


Hey, stop!


No!

Fuck!


Let's go.


Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar.

Recent geology research from the University of Cincinnati, presents new evidence for bacteria found fossilized in two separate locations.

The 2.52-billion-year-old sulfur-oxidizing bacteria, are described as exceptionally large, spherical-shaped, smooth-walled microscopic structures, much larger than most modern...


You like working for the MI6, Water?

You have fun?

I mean not now, but in general, you have fun?

You like the CIA?

I don't know what you're talking about.

Jihad is life.

Your friends, they don't care about you.

Jihad is life after death.

So, you're not sorry for being a Donne-loving Brit who loves his God and country?

No. No, I'm not.

God save the Queen, and all that.

I'm not sorry for that, either.


She'll be ready to go down tomorrow, professor.

Wonderful, thank you.


Come on!

Let's go.


Be safe, Dani.


I don't want death, Dani.

Not in this place.

And not for any cause.

I wanna...

I want to be beside you.


We're listening, Nautile.

Nautile to Atalante, Nautile to Atalante. Do you read me?

Immersion one, zero, zero, zero.

Understood, Nautile, 1,000 meters deep. Over.

What have you been writing, if you don't mind me asking?

Oh, it's nothing.

It's just something...

I felt like I needed to write.

Can you read it to me?

"You will be in Hades... drowned in oblivion, swallowing water, erasing all memory.

You will take your place among the teeming hordes, of nameless micro-organisms."

Must be bad luck, talking like this at this depth.


Thank you, Abdul, thank you.

In 20 minutes, we'll be landing.

So, I'm just switching on the main propeller.

Yeah.

And the sonar.

There's a reason hell is down here.

There's a reason heaven is up there, I remember that now.

Can we turn up the lights now?

Certainly.

Okay, I dropped the second weight.

We're listening, Nautile.

We're about to arrive, give us our new coordinates.

Navigation reset, 71 degrees north, 45 minutes, two degrees west, 28 minutes.

You're almost at 3,400 meters now. Over.

Thanks, guys, we got that.

We're close now.

Careful now. Yeah.

Unbelievable.

Amazing.

There's a hydrothermal vent straight ahead, just to the right.

Shall we, Étienne?

Yeah, sure.

I'm opening the basket.

And I'll start operating the arm and collect.

You can help me, Dani, direct the camera to it.

Oh, right, sorry.

Can you get the arm to grab a piece of that chimney?

Yeah, sure.

Okay, here comes Godzilla.

Okay.

We got it.

Here it is, mission accomplished.

Fabulous.

I so wish I could have shared this with him.

What would you have told him now?

I would have told him that... down here, it's not photosynthetic, like everything on the surface, but chemosynthetic.

I would have told him that life down here exists without light, and that it grows, because of the chemical energy just pouring out of those cracks, from the core of our Earth.

And he would have understood that?

Yes.

What's happening? I don't know.

Are we all right?

Okay, we need to reboot.

You want some light? Yeah, please.

Switch off all the instruments.

Okay.

I turn on the emergency battery, switch on.

Are there any other solutions?

Do we need to drop the remaining weight and go to the surface?

No, no, no, we're still drifting.

We can't see anything.

We could float up, hit a chimney that could fall on us, trap us.

We can't move at all anymore.

Right, let's go through the sequence again.

We will take our place among the teeming hordes.

We will be the foundation for all forms.

We will be in Hades, drowned in oblivion, swallowing water, erasing all memory.

It will be a submergence.

I've thought about bodies buried at sea.

It's not dust to dust, that's for sure.

It's water to water.

We are all being made of water.

Like you said.

Because you're a wanderer who strayed from the straight path, the only path to God... you're not going to see Paradise.

You know Arabic, Water.

And you read the Koran.

Okay, once more.

On.

Dani, we're on emergency battery.

We can't stay.

Yes, we... we have all the samples.

Let's take her up.

Yeah, good.


I'll see you again.

How much threat?

Multiple targets. PILOT. Copy that. Fire.