Kursk — International Trailer

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added: Thu, Sep 6th '18

An international trailer has been released for "Kursk," the submarine disaster thriller from acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far from the Madding Crowd), which stars Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl, Bullhead), and Lea Seydoux (Spectre, Blue Is the Warmest Color).

The English-language film, which is written by "Saving Private Ryan" scribe Robert Rodat, dramatizes the harrowing final hours of K-141 Kursk, a real-life Russian nuclear submarine, which was thought to be unsinkable, yet sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea during a Russian naval exercise in August 2000.

The tragedy, which was brought on by a major explosion, ended up killing 118 Russian sailors. The remaining 23 survivors were left stranded to fend for themselves as they desperately waited for help. It took the Russian government five days before they finally accepted rescue aid from the British and Norwegian governments. Meanwhile back home, frustrated, irate family members found themselves begging the Russian government for a quicker response.

Co-starring Max von Sydow, August Diehl, and Peter Simonischek, "Kursk" is based on the best-selling non-fiction book "A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy" by journalist Robert Moore.

Executive produced by Luc Besson, the film is premiering this week at the Toronto International Film Festival, and is expected to be released internationally in November. As of yet, there's no official U.S. release date.

synopsis:
KURSK tells the true story about 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.

 

directed by   Thomas Vinterberg

starring   Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Lea Seydoux, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighofer, August Diehl, Peter Simonischek, Michael Nyqvist, Zlatko Buric, Steven Waddington

release date   November 7, 2018 (international theatrical release)

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