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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.

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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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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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Keys On Preventable Human Tragedy...Straightforward & Simply Told
3 March 2019 | by AudioFileZSee all my reviews

Most know about the Kursk incident yet know little otherwise. A terrible Cold War accident in which one of Russia's cutting edge subs sank due to an internal explosion - with survivors. The surviving crew was detected by the Russians who wouldn't ask for crucial help in the short window of saving those still alive. Expected? Well it's not a project such as The International Space Station - vastly different long-standing veils of secrecy dictate the Russian's inept posturing and faulty decisions. This is the story we haven't, mostly, been aware of. It's chilling as it depicts the human cost. This movie seems to pull few punches and doesn't bow to Hollywood-like bombast. It isn't meant to entertain so much as to enlighten with respectful homage given the crew. It succeeds and is a film that is easy to highly recommend.


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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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