The true story of the K-141 KURSK, the pride of the Russian Navy, a nuclear-powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000.

Time & Tickets

The sinking of the Kursk was a tragedy – one that could have been avoided. The disaster is vividly recreated in this new film from director Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, Jagten).
Among the crew is Mikhail Kalekov, a devoted naval officer with a loving wife, 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. Then come the explosions. 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 submarine’s seismic activity is detected, Britain, France, and Norway offer their assistance, but Russia insists it has the situation under control. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle bureaucratic obstacles and impossible odds to save them.

Thomas Vinterberg, Belgium, Luxembourg, 2018, 118 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Léa Seydoux, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, Colin Firth, Max von Sydow.