The Rescue

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The Rescue

Documentary (2021)
'The Rescue' chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave.
THE RESCUE chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. Academy Award®-winning directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they use a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews to piece together the high stakes mission, highlighting the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and U.S. Air Force Special Tactics and details the expert cave divers' audacious venture to dive the boys to safety. THE RESCUE brings alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys.



  • Director

  • Jimmy Chin
  • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Producer

  • P.J. van Sandwijk
  • John Battsek
  • Jimmy Chin
  • Bob Eisenhardt
  • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Executive Producer

  • Anna Barnes
  • Michael Lesslie
  • Carolyn Bernstein
  • Kevin MacDonald
  • Thanet Natisri
  • Marie Savare
  • Ryan Harrington
  • Santipong Changpuak
  • Line Producer

  • Jennie Amias
  • Pakawat Suphanakhan
  • Tibo Travers
  • Michelle Upton
  • Director of Photography

  • David Katznelson
  • Ian Seabrook
  • Picha Srisansanee
  • Editor

  • Bob Eisenhardt