The Command — Official Trailer


added: Wed, May 15th '19

The official U.S. trailer has been released for "The Command," a submarine disaster thriller based on the real-life 2000 sinking of Russian nuclear submarine K-141 Kursk, which was thought to be unsinkable, but due to an accidental explosion during a naval exercise was brought down to the bottom of the Barents Sea.

The English-language film, directed by acclaimed Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far from the Madding Crowd), chronicles the events that led to the rescue of the surviving Russian sailors who were left stranded for days because the Russian government initially refused to accept foreign aid. After protest, Russia ultimately accepted support from the British, French, and Norwegian governments.

Academy Award-winner Colin Firth stars as British navy chief David Russell who led the UK efforts to rescue Russian sailors. Matthias Schoenaerts (The Mustang, Bullhead) also stars as a Russian sailor, while Lea Seydoux (Spectre, Blue Is the Warmest Color) plays his wife.

Based on the best-selling book "A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy" by Robert Moore, and written by "Saving Private Ryan" screenwriter Robert Rodat, "The Command" (which is known internationally as "Kursk") is being released exclusively on DirecTV on May 23rd before hitting theaters and VOD June 21st.

Based on the story of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster, Kursk follows the final hours of an "unsinkable" Russian nuclear submarine as it sinks to the bottom of the Barents Sea. Some of the crew survives the initial explosion, including officer Mikhail Kalekov (Matthias Schoenaerts), whose pregnant wife (Lea Seydoux) and child are waiting back home. Unfortunately, their rescue is complicated by bureaucracy between Russia, France, Norway and Britain, with British navy chief David Russell (Colin Firth) attempting to convince Russian officials to accept foreign aid.


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   May 23, 2019 (on DirecTV), June 21, 2019 (in theaters and on VOD)

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