Colin Firth wows in the tense and moving submarine thriller Kursk in Cinemas and on Digital HD 12 July
Based on the devastating story of the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000 in which 188 men lost their lives, Kursk (to be retitled) is a tense and moving submarine thriller from critically-acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far From the Madding Crowd).
When a Russian naval exercise goes horribly wrong, the Kursk submarine erupts in flame killing most of the men onboard and sending the remaining survivors to the bottom of sea, trapped inside. Time is running out for Russian Captain Mikhail Averin (Matthias Schoenaerts) and his crew, as fire engulfs the vessel starving them of oxygen. Ignoring the advice of their own people, the Russian government refuses the help of the UK Navy operation headed by Captain David Russell (Colin Firth). When they finally give way to mounting domestic pressure, it’s too little too late. This is the story of the doomed operation to recover the Kursk and its heartbreaking aftermath.
Kursk premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018 and stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Bridget Jones Diary), Léa Seydoux (Spectre) and Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd). Kursk is directed by Thomas Vinterberg.