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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

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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Heroes are not only made in wars. (US release poster) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Most of the film was shot in Belgium, especially in the AED studios, in Antwerp, and in several natural settings. Three to four weeks of filming took place in France, mainly on military bases. 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

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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Soundtracks

Choir Song - Kursk Wedding / Kursk Burial
Lyrics by Natalia Aigui, Alexei Aigui
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Executive Producer: Alexei Aigui obo Façonneurs de Mémoire
(c) Maltazard Publishing
(p) 2018 VIA EST
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An engaging tale of hope and desperation
10 March 2019 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

It tells the story of 23 survivors on a Russian submarine, and how the rescue mission is handled by the government. It is a sad story, which makes it even more engaging. It is an emotional rollercoaster that takes you to a hopeful up, then a desperate down. The process is then repeated, and tears are likely to fall from viewers' eyes.


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France | Belgium | Luxembourg | Romania | Canada | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,926,443
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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