A thrilling adaptation of Ian McGuire’s award-winning novel, by writer and director Andrew Haigh. In 1859, disgraced ex-army surgeon, Patrick Sumner (Jack O’Donnell), signs as ship's doctor on The Volunteer. He’s hoping to lose himself in the tough physicality of an Arctic whaling expedition. Instead, he finds the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crewmates, with a harpooner, Henry Drax (Colin Farrell) a distinctly brutal force of nature. As the true purpose of the expedition becomes clear, the confrontation between the two men erupts taking them on a journey far from solid ground and way beyond the safe moorings of civilization.