In the winter of 1820, Essex boat is attacked and destroyed by an enormous whale-willed although destroyers deliberate. After the storm, the crew struggling to outlive amidst the huge expanses of water. The few survivors from a ship touching to unimaginable to remain alive. Passing via storms, starvation, panic and despair, individuals will get to query their religion, morality and human values even keys operation is guided. Meanwhile, the captain in search of a approach to information offshore and shore crew and lead, whereas his mate turns into obsessive about the will to seize the whale fierce.