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The Command (2018)

Kursk (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 21 June 2019 (USA)
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The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.

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Thomas Vinterberg

Writers:

Robert Rodat, Robert Moore (based on Robert Moore's book "A Time to Die")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Mikhail Averin
Léa Seydoux ... Tanya Averina
Peter Simonischek ... Admiral Vyacheslav Grudzinsky
August Diehl ... Anton Markov
Max von Sydow ... Vladimir Petrenko
Colin Firth ... Commodore David Russell
Bjarne Henriksen ... Russian Rescue Ship Captain
Magnus Millang ... Oleg Lebedev
Artemiy Spiridonov ... Misha Averin
Joel Basman ... Leo
Pit Bukowski ... Maxim
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Pavel Sonin
Tom Hudson ... Roman
Chris Pascal Chris Pascal ... Niko
Kristof Coenen ... Sasha
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Storyline

The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.

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Rated PG-13 for some intense disaster-related peril and disturbing images, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Belgium | Luxembourg | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,925,797
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second of two films in which Matthias Schoenaerts plays a Russian character, the other is Red Sparrow (2018). He was cast in the latter after being cast in Kursk, although Red Sparrow was shot first. See more »

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Although the film implies that the 23 survivors of the initial blasts lived up to a week, just dying before rescue, they had actually all died within 11 hours. No rescue attempts had even begun at that point. See more »

Quotes

Tanya Averina: [eulogizing] My Mikhail said that those who've gone to sea are forever changed. He said that's why they're different from the rest of us, tied one to the other, by the sea.
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The Sailor's Band
Written by Ernst Anschütz
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Reflections of Past Behavior
8 March 2019 | by pietclausenSee all my reviews

The Kursk tragedy occurred in 2000 and the Russians refused help from the West to save their face and pride. But as this film depicts, the greatest tragedy was that 117 lives were lost through stubbornness and holding on to old behavior a la the Cold War.

The film is based on this event in 2000 and how the families were affected and their reaction to the lies forthcoming from the Navy Brass. This part is true, although no one really knows the actual suffering of the men on board the Kursk. The drama seen on board is fictional, but a lot of it was derived from 2 letters written and subsequently recovered.

A well made film and worth a watch. (Pun intended!)


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