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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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Together till the end. 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

Thomas Vinterberg had the idea to make the character of Tanya a pregnant woman when he met Léa Seydoux, whose pregnancy was coming to an end. See more »

Goofs

In one scene the Royal Navy's rescue submersible LR5 is being loaded on a Norwegian ship. In the background at the dock there is a yellow truck with a flatbed trailer. The truck is a DAF XF Euro 6 model which did not exist at time the movie is set. DAF started production of this model only in 2013. The sinking of the Kursk took place in 2000. See more »

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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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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 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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France | Belgium | Luxembourg | Romania | Canada | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Norway See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,926,443
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2.39 : 1
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