CHECK TO SEE IF NO LIMIT IS BASED ON TRUE EVENTS!
No Limit is now on Netflix! Read on to find out if No Limit is based on a true story!
Sinking into the unknown, into the depths of the ocean, without air, is terrifying. Snorkeling is probably the scariest thing many people can imagine doing, so seeing adults do it as a sport or hobby is personally triggering.
Aside from personal anecdotes, watching In The Grips is strangely liberating, if only to see people overcome their fears.
Roxana, our protagonist, clearly has mental health issues, which are briefly mentioned at the beginning of the movie, and we dive right in with her to understand her connection to it. But, Sous Emprise, is it based on a true story? Everything is revealed!
IS NO LIMIT BASED ON A TRUE STORY?
No Limit is, in fact, based on a true story. The movie, directed and written by David M. Rosenthal, is based on the life of world record-holding French freediver Audrey Mestre.
The plot of the movie is based on several events in the life of the French athlete. The events in the movie take place primarily in France. Read on to find out where the movie was shot.
Audrey became interested in underwater sports in 1996 when she met Francisco “Pipn” Ferreras, a well-known free diver from Cuba.
They start dating and eventually move to Miami, Florida, where Francisco begins coaching Audrey.
This allows him to reach record depths and become a respected figure in his own right. They married in the Florida coastal town of Fort Lauderdale in 1999.
Audrey decided in October 2002 to break Tanya Streeter’s limitless free diving world record, which she set on August 17, 2002, when she dived to a depth of 160 meters.
On October 4, 2002, she completed a training dive with a team of divers led by Francisco off the coast of Bayahibe Beach in the Dominican Republic. She went as deep as 166 meters and then continued to train.
Audrey made the fateful decision to dive to a depth of 171 meters on October 12, 2002.
Audrey would have opened the valve on her air cylinder, inflating the rescue bag and bringing her to the surface once she had reached the desired depth. Read this to find out if a sequel will be released.
The cylinder, however, was devoid of air, prompting the rescue diver to arrive and inflate the rescue bag with his supply, but it was too late.
Audrey was unable to reach the surface quickly enough due to insufficient inflation, a strong current, and a riser rope that was not vertical.
Audrey was underwater for more than 8 minutes and 30 seconds, far longer than the dive should have taken.
Francisco donned his scuba gear and dove into the water to save his wife. However, the damage had already been done, and Audrey was declared dead in the hospital. Read on for an explanation of the movie’s ending.
ESPN released a documentary titled “No Limits” as part of its “Nine for IX” series in 2013.
Although the circumstances surrounding Audrey’s death have sparked much speculation, it’s easy to see parallels between her story and Roxana Aubrey’s.
The two women abandoned their studies to pursue underwater sports, and their abilities in this field won them over.
Both end up in a relationship with a famous athletes. Despite the name changes and minor differences, it’s easy to see Audrey’s story influencing Netflix’s Under the Grip movie.