i remember when this was a science et avenir article but seldom talked about. then in film school in a journalism class my teacher asked us to bring up uncovered stories and dug this one out. if i would not know i'd say 'nice story'. only it ain't. fiction cannot beat life cos it has no boundaries.
This is not a thriller. This is also not a documentary. So, what is it then? Another issue is that Mr. Vinterberg can't decide where to go -or better- where to remain with: the submarine, the relatives or with the decision makers. Instead he jumps back and forth. Still, "Kursk"/"The Command" is an ineteresting movie since the story is a great one.
Danish director Thomas Vinterberg re-created the 2000 Russian submarine disaster being a bit disengaged in his approach. I expected more emotion, a grappling storytelling but the split focus on relating the Russian navy's failures and vanities made this movie a bit dull. Also the moments with Lea Seydoux had the same effect. M. Schoenaerts became one of my fav. actors. 7/10.