Thirteen Lives

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“Thirteen Lives”: Ron Howard Recreates Real Life Cave Rescue

The claustrophobia-inducing Thirteen Lives (Amazon Prime) captures the real life challenges of rescuing 12 boys, aged from 11 to 16, and their soccer coach, who were on a fun jaunt in the inner caverns of a mountain – Doi Nang Non (the Mountain of the Sleeping Lady) – in Thailand, when a sudden monsoon hit, flooding so rapidly the outer-lying caves and their exit, that the thirteen were at risk from the rising waters and from compromised oxygen levels. Some of the children did not know how to swim.