Kursk: The Last Mission


Review: Based on a true story of the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the rescue of bureaucracy between Russia, France, Norway and Britain.
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Actors: Matthias Schoenaerts, Lea Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, August Diehl, Max von Sydow, Colin Firth, Bjarne Henriksen, Artemiy Spiridonov, Joel Basman, Pit Bukowski, Matthias Schweighofer, Tom Hudson, Chris Pascal and Kristof Coenen
Year: 2018
Genre: Action, Adventure and Drama
Conclusion: 3/5
This film is based on Robert Moore’s book titled “A Time to Die”, about the true story of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster. Watching this did remind me very much of the Chernobyl disaster which happened in the 1980’s. I wouldn’t have enjoyed this film so much if it wasn’t for the fantastic cast. I think that Thomas Vinterberg is a fantastic director. It was actually Matthias Schoenaerts who submitted the script to the director. They both worked together on the film Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). I thought that Matthias Schoenaerts was brilliant and also Colin Firth. I do find that Colin Firth doesn’t have to do much but he expresses everything through his facial expressions. Rachel McAdams was approached for the role of Tanya Kalekov but turned it down. I couldn’t believe how tense I was all the way through this film. It was about 20 years ago when this disaster happened and I honestly didn’t remember any details for example like the ending. Every detail/event came as a shock to me. 


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