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Kursk the Movie

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Kursk (released as The Command in the US and as Kursk: The Last Mission in the UK) is a Protected content French-Belgian drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg based on Robert Moore's book A Time to Die, about the true story of the Protected content submarine disaster.
Based on the Protected content Kursk submarine disaster, in which Protected content sailors died. Kursk sank during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea after explosions within the submarine. Twenty-three sailors survived the crash and desperately waited for help to arrive while their oxygen ran out minute-by-minute. The Russian government refused help from foreign governments for five days before agreeing to aid from the British and Norwegian governments.

The film was scheduled to start shooting in September Protected content , but it had to be postponed due to Russia's defense ministry not issuing a permit for the shoot in the country, which would run for about a month. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russia's defense ministry originally promised cooperation with the crew, wanting to provide realism expertise to the movie.[18] But later it reportedly grew concerned about granting access to classified information and locations. On 7 February Protected content , reported that shooting was scheduled to start in April.

Filming started at the Naval base of Toulon, France on 26 April Protected content . Some scenes were filmed with Colin Firth at the commercial port of Brest, France between the 2 May and the 6th