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Title: Kursk (2018)
Post by: calapine on September 24, 2018, 06:02:16 PM
Kursk (Trailer) (https://youtu.be/eX4GQcbUzXM)

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Kursk is an English-language French-Belgian drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg based on Robert Moore’s book A Time to Die, about the true story of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster. It stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighöfer and Michael Nyqvist.

Looks very good.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: 01101010 on September 24, 2018, 08:00:15 PM
My interest is aroused... Having read about this event.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: IainC on September 24, 2018, 10:08:44 PM
Max von Sydow? Dude's gotta be nearly 90 now.

Anyway Jurgen Prochnow is my submarine captain.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Shannow on September 25, 2018, 07:50:29 AM
Pfft and here I was getting excited for a good tank movie... :grin:


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Teleku on September 25, 2018, 08:33:59 AM
Pfft and here I was getting excited for a good tank movie... :grin:
Had the same thought.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Brolan on September 26, 2018, 08:38:01 PM
Pfft and here I was getting excited for a good tank movie... :grin:
Had the same thought.

Me three.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: pxib on September 26, 2018, 11:17:25 PM
I don't think there's anything particularly narratively interesting about the Battle of Kursk. A few awesome special effects scenes, but what's the story you tell? This has more potential to be a good movie, as opposed to a good History Channel documentary.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Teleku on September 26, 2018, 11:52:53 PM
I don't think there's anything particularly narratively interesting about the Battle of Kursk. A few awesome special effects scenes, but what's the story you tell? This has more potential to be a good movie, as opposed to a good History Channel documentary.
Not to derail things here, but do any war movies ever try to tell the actual story of a battle?  The story is always made up about the soldiers interactions with each other and character drama, with the actual battle just something happening in the background.  That Gettysburg made for TV movie in the 90's I guess tried to keep everybody narrating the flow of the battle.  That's the only one I can think of.  An attempt to show the battle of Kursk with Fury style tank realism and a writer who knows how to write great characters and dialog would be awesome (which is why it will never happen).

Edit:  Actually, I guess 'We Were Soldiers' was based around trying to recreate that specific battle.  But still, I think the point stands.  In most War movies about a battle, the story of the battle is totally secondary.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Sir T on September 27, 2018, 02:41:16 AM
"A bridge too Far" did a fairly good job of telling the story of a battle, I think.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Shannow on September 28, 2018, 08:09:48 AM
I would watch a remake of that movie done with modern day SFX etc


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 30, 2018, 07:53:07 PM
Now to invest in a drug company testing anti-claustrophobia drugs...


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Speedy Cerviche on October 09, 2018, 09:29:29 AM
I don't think there's anything particularly narratively interesting about the Battle of Kursk. A few awesome special effects scenes, but what's the story you tell? This has more potential to be a good movie, as opposed to a good History Channel documentary.
Not to derail things here, but do any war movies ever try to tell the actual story of a battle?  The story is always made up about the soldiers interactions with each other and character drama, with the actual battle just something happening in the background.  That Gettysburg made for TV movie in the 90's I guess tried to keep everybody narrating the flow of the battle.  That's the only one I can think of.  An attempt to show the battle of Kursk with Fury style tank realism and a writer who knows how to write great characters and dialog would be awesome (which is why it will never happen).

Edit:  Actually, I guess 'We Were Soldiers' was based around trying to recreate that specific battle.  But still, I think the point stands.  In most War movies about a battle, the story of the battle is totally secondary.

A lot of older post-war movies. Longest Day, Battle of Britain, Midway, Tora Tora Tora (as mentioned, a Bridge Too Far).

Anyway, a movie about a bunch of hopeless dudes dying slowly while trapped on the ocean floor in a submarine sounds pretty depressing, even by European film standards.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Ginaz on October 09, 2018, 07:16:12 PM
I don't think there's anything particularly narratively interesting about the Battle of Kursk. A few awesome special effects scenes, but what's the story you tell? This has more potential to be a good movie, as opposed to a good History Channel documentary.
Not to derail things here, but do any war movies ever try to tell the actual story of a battle?  The story is always made up about the soldiers interactions with each other and character drama, with the actual battle just something happening in the background.  That Gettysburg made for TV movie in the 90's I guess tried to keep everybody narrating the flow of the battle.  That's the only one I can think of.  An attempt to show the battle of Kursk with Fury style tank realism and a writer who knows how to write great characters and dialog would be awesome (which is why it will never happen).

Edit:  Actually, I guess 'We Were Soldiers' was based around trying to recreate that specific battle.  But still, I think the point stands.  In most War movies about a battle, the story of the battle is totally secondary.

A lot of older post-war movies. Longest Day, Battle of Britain, Midway, Tora Tora Tora (as mentioned, a Bridge Too Far).

Anyway, a movie about a bunch of hopeless dudes dying slowly while trapped on the ocean floor in a submarine sounds pretty depressing, even by European film standards.

A lot of the older war movies focused on the main players and less on the average soldier, too.  Maybe that's why you had a better perspective on the whole battle/campaign than more modern ones where the grunts on the front lines are the stars of the film, like Band of Brothers.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Brolan on October 11, 2018, 05:53:15 PM
I dug A time to die out of my bookshelf.  It details the Kursk accident and the aftermath in detail and there is a lot more there than a movie can cover.  Of course for the sake of drama they will spend much time with the doomed sailors.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Velorath on March 08, 2019, 12:56:52 AM
Got a chance to watch this and it's about as expected. Not bad but it doesn't really add a whole lot of insight into what happened (and I'm sure a number of details in the movie aren't entirely accurate). Acting was solid and overall I guess they did the best they could with an event that ends with nobody surviving.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Shannow on March 08, 2019, 05:50:09 AM
Still no tanks right?


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Brolan on March 10, 2019, 12:44:17 PM
I would like to see this movie but it's not showing up on anything in the US.  I might dust off my VPN and see if is available to stream from other countries.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Velorath on March 10, 2019, 02:08:20 PM
Being a French production technically, maybe try something there. I know the blu ray releases in France in a couple days.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: calapine on March 10, 2019, 03:44:20 PM
I would like to see this movie but it's not showing up on anything in the US.  I might dust off my VPN and see if is available to stream from other countries.
Being a French production technically, maybe try something there. I know the blu ray releases in France in a couple days.

I am uploading it to my Google drive overnight (1080p, 4GB, English sync). Check back here in ~12 hours.  :-)


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: calapine on March 12, 2019, 11:45:14 AM
Oops, I almost forgot. Sorry!

One submarine, like new, the front fell off: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nDrLOJw_Aews_aqtr6avPRmKtq8D72P5/view?usp=drivesdk


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: Brolan on March 12, 2019, 10:20:34 PM
Thanks for putting that out there.   But it always stops working for me about 20 minutes in.


Title: Re: Kursk (2018)
Post by: calapine on March 13, 2019, 01:16:59 AM
Thanks for putting that out there.   But it always stops working for me about 20 minutes in.

Hmm. I downloaded it and the file works fine. Don't know about streaming, but would not recommend that from google drive anyway.