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The Command (2018)

Kursk (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 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.

Director:

Thomas Vinterberg

Writers:

Robert Rodat, Robert Moore (based on Robert Moore's book "A Time to Die")
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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 Magnus Millang ... Oleg Lebedev
Artemiy Spiridonov ... Misha Averin
Joel Basman ... Leo
Pit Bukowski ... Maxim
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Pavel Sonin
Tom Hudson ... Roman
Chris Pascal ... Niko
Kristof Coenen ... Sasha
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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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Rated PG-13 for some intense disaster-related peril and disturbing images, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Kursk is a long-standing project, which was put on stand-by for a while. Once relaunched, production was not easy for producer Ariel Zeitoun. See more »

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When Colin Firth is in the Operations Room, one of the female Lieutents, in the blue jumper, has her rank epaulet on upside down on her left shoulder. The 'Ring' is at the top when worn correctly. See more »

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Oleg Lebedev: [breaking the tension] So... this little polar bear goes to his mother and says, "I'm a polar bear, right?" And she says, "Yes, of course." And the little polar bear says, "Okay, thanks."
Oleg Lebedev: The next day the little polar bear goes to his mother again and says, "Let me see if I got this right. You're a polar bear, right?" And she says, "Yes, of course." And the little polar bear says, "And Dad's a polar bear too, right?" And she says, "Yes, of course." And the little polar bear says, "Okay. Fine, ...
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Performed by Metallica
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An excellent made French-Belgian dramatic production.
21 February 2019 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

This film was excellent in every aspect. Directing by Thomas Vinterberg was amazing (except for the annoying black edges at the start and end of the film - why?). Writing/screenplay by Robert Rodat was great. Cinematography near perfect. Casting was outstanding - as were the performances by all. The score/music was bang on. S/VFX were perfect. My only critique is that the almost 2 hour length felt longer due to some slow pacing issues. Otherwise, an excellent film that leaves an uneasy feeling in your stomach, knowing that this film is based on actual events. A well deserved 9/10 from me.


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Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,926,443
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