The Command (Kursk)

2019

The Command (Kursk)

Critics Consensus

The Command plumbs the depths of real-life disaster to tell an uneven yet reasonably diverting story of lives caught between bureaucracy and certain doom.

69%

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Total Count: 48

67%

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User Ratings: 43
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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.

Cast

Léa Seydoux
as Tanya Kalekov
Colin Firth
as David Russell
Matthias Schoenaerts
as Mikhail Kalekov
Steven Waddington
as Graham Mann
Max von Sydow
as Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Peter Simonischek
as Admiral Vyacheslav Grudzinsky
August Diehl
as Anton Markov
Bjarne Henriksen
as Russian Rescue Ship Captain
Magnus Millang
as Oleg Lebedev
Helene Reingaard Neumann
as Wife of Anton Markov
Martin Brambach
as Captain Gennady Shirokov
Peter Plaugborg
as Alexander Grekov
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