The film is based on the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000 in which 118 men lost their lives, Kursk: The Last Mission, to give it its new full title, is a tense submarine thriller from critically-acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg.
Here’s the official synopsis:
When a Russian naval exercise goes horribly wrong, the Kursk submarine erupts in flame killing most of the men onboard and sending the trapped survivors to the bottom of sea. Time is running out for Russian Captain Mikhail Averin (Matthias Schoenaerts) and his crew, as fire engulfs the vessel starving them of oxygen.
Ignoring the advice of their own people, the Russian government refuses the