It is foreshadowed that things will not go well for newlyweds Chloe (Olivia Thirlby — Juno, Dredd, No Strings Attached, etc.) and Peter (Vincent Kartheiser — perhaps best known as Peter on the Mad Men TV series, plus such films as Alaska and Masterminds) in writer/director Scott Cohen’s Red Knot. This release from the KimStim Collection, with sales and distribution support provided by Icarus Films, is set for DVD on July 14.
Filmed on location in Antarctica, with spectacular visuals provided by cinematographer Michael Simmonds — The Order of Myths, Deep Powder, The Last of Robin Hood, etc.), we are introduced to Peter and Chloe, who are just married and instead of a romantic honeymoon Peter informs his bride that they will be spending the next three weeks aboard a research vessel bound for Antarctica.
How sweet is that? Guests aboard a private research vessel with noted author and biologist Roger Payne (playing himself) … a three-week tour of Antarctica aboard a passenger ship would cost the two in the neighborhood of twenty grand (or more).
At first it is a fantastic adventure, complete with a cozy little cabin, and the privacy of their little ship. But soon Peter’s long interview sessions (he is working on a writing project) with Payne and his fellow researchers begins to wear on Chloe, who clearly wasn’t quite ready for the isolation of the voyage.
Not only is their relationship tested, but other “distractions” not only put their marriage in jeopardy, but their lives as well. The Antarctic can be both beautiful and unforgiving.
Bonus features include six deleted scenes.