Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Release date: September 6, 2018
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Kursk is a 2018 English-language Belgian-Luxembourg drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg. The film is based on Robert Moore's book A Time to Die about the true story of the Kursk disaster, the Russian submarine that sank in 2000. The lead roles are played by Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighöfer and Michael Nyqvist.
During an exercise with the Russian submarine K-141 Kursk in the Barents Sea, a disaster occurs after several explosions in which the submarine sinks. The 23 crew members who survive the disaster wait in desperation for outside help, while their oxygen is in danger of running out.