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Based on the story of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster, Kursk follows the final hours of an "unsinkable" Russian nuclear submarine as it sinks to the bottom of the Barents Sea. Some of the crew survive the initial explosion, including officer Mikhail Kalekov (Matthias Schoenaerts), whose pregnant wife (Lea Seydoux) and child are waiting back home. Unfortunately, their rescue is complicated by bureaucracy between Russia, France, Norway and Britain, with British navy chief David Russell (Colin Firth) attempting to convince Russian officials to accept foreign aid.
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg (Far from the Madding Crowd, The Hunt), this film catalogues a desperate political battle, and the human cost of governmental negligence.
- Thomas Vinterberg
- Belgium, France, Luxembourg
- 1 hour 54 minutes
- Lea Seydoux, Matthias Schoenaerts