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Black Sea (2014)

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In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

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Kevin Macdonald

Writer:

Dennis Kelly (screenplay by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Robinson
Karl Davies ... Liam
Llewella Gideon Llewella Gideon ... Job Centre Worker
Jodie Whittaker ... Chrissy
Gus Barry Gus Barry ... Martin (aged 12)
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Blackie
Daniel Ryan ... Kurston
Scoot McNairy ... Daniels
Tobias Menzies ... Lewis
Michael Smiley ... Reynolds
David Threlfall ... Peters
Sergey Kolesnikov ... Levchenko
Sergey Puskepalis ... Zaytsev
Sergey Veksler ... Baba
Grigoriy Dobrygin ... Morozov
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Storyline

After a decade of hard work at a marine salvage company, the recently redundant submarine captain, Robinson, decides to risk everything in search of a fabled underwater treasure: a sunken Nazi U-boat laden with gold ingots of inestimable value. Bent on unearthing the unclaimed prize under the nose of the Russians and their hostile naval fleet, Robinson assembles a hand-picked mixed crew of antagonistic experts to comb the vast seabed of the cold Black Sea in a rusty Soviet submarine. However, as greed gets the best of the already divided team, the promise of an equal share rapidly starts to fade away. Can Robinson's men resurface in one piece, and, above all, rich? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Brave the deep. Find the gold. Trust no one. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some graphic images and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Russia | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,675, 25 January 2015

Gross USA:

$1,171,559
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the sunken U-boat, there is one body with a bullet hole to the head and holding a pistol. The gun is a Luger Parabellum P38, which marks the body, along with the hat, as the sub's captain. See more »

Goofs

One and half of Cable Length is equal 277 meters, not 208 as Blackie said. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Liam: And we want you to know that this has nothing - nothing at all - to do with your performance, which is exemplary by the way.
Captain Robinson: [sighs looking out the window]
Liam: Look, the business has changed. Marine salvage has changed. We don't need a submarine pilot anymore. We don't even need a sub. Now, you've never been on contract, so redundancy, well, it's out of the question. But I spoke to Bob Toris personally and he has insisted that Agora make sure that there's something for you. And I'm ...
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Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 26 November 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Legendary Sevastopol Hymn
Written by Vano Muradeli and Pyotr Gradov
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User Reviews

 
Lacks punch and overall credibility
15 February 2015 | by MRavenwoodSee all my reviews

It's a guy movie, but most guys will laugh at the technical problems, I think. This film puts a short pile of lesser-known actors on the submarine equivalent of the storied Star Wars ship Millennium Falcon and tries to make us believe that adults who've ever seen a submarine movie would be willing to get on such a vessel. The plot is simple, but tediously executed - essentially fulfilling fears voiced in warnings from early scenes. Also, the Russians have more subs than any other country. This film assumes that surface ships are the only ones sharing the water with this crew. Military types will just be irritated by this film - actual submariners, I suspect, will find it eye-rollingly silly.


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