Thanks to Europacorp here’s the first official trailer of Kursk, the upcoming submarine drama movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Lea Seydoux, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighofer, August Diehl, Peter Simonischek, Michael Nyqvist, Zlatko Buric, and Steven Waddington:
“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.
August 2000. It is the first major Russian Navy exercise since the end of the Soviet Union, but the K-141 Kursk is deemed unsinkable and its crew recognized as the best in the Northern Fleet. Among that crew is Captain-Lieutenant Mikhail Kalekov (Matthias Schoenaerts), a devoted naval officer with a loving wife (Léa Seydoux), a child, and another on the way. He and his crew board the Kursk and descend into the Barents Sea with a sense of optimism and fraternity.
Many lives are lost instantly, but Mikhail and others are safe in one of the sealed rear compartments. They have air and food to last until they are rescued, but when will help arrive? Once the sub’s seismic activity is detected, Britain, France, and Norway offer their assistance, but Russia insists it has the situation under control. Time is of the essence, but time keeps passing…”
Pray for the souls of those poor submariners… Stuck at the bottom of the sea… What a terrible way to die…
No official US release date yet, but the film will have its premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, and it will hit French and Dutch theaters on November 7, 2018
Update – A new series of posters: