Heroes are not only made in wars.
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Mattias Schoenaerts, Lea Seydoux, Colin Firth
Release Date: July 12th 2019
Twenty-three Russian sailors fight for survival onboard the stricken Kursk submarine while their government fights to save face refusing assistance from other nations until it might just be too late, The Command is based on the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster.
Based on the novel A Time To Die by Robert Rodat, the film strays away from the official version of events in which all the sailors died within a couple of hours, instead proposing that they, in fact, stayed alive for a number of days and repeated signalled for help that was unfortunately delayed due to political reasons, this film looks set to start off as an adrenaline-filled disaster film that slowly transitions into more of a claustrophobic and tension-heavy drama piece as the sailors start to give up hope.
If done well this film looks set to be an emotional rollercoaster filled with political turmoil and human suffering that is likely to provoke as much anger as it does sadness for those poor souls who ended up trapped in the ruined remains of their submarine, hopefully with Colin Firth putting in the type of great performance that you can usually expect from him these days.
When will I go to see it? If the film gets a theatrical release then I will try to see it within a couple of weeks of release or so.
If you liked: K-19: The Widowmaker, The Hunt for the Red October, Black Sea.