We like a bit of Colin Firth here at Movie Ramblings towers, so we are pleased as punch that real life thriller Kursk: The Last Mission has a UK release date – July 12 to be exact.

We already seen the film and given it a very big thumbs-up, but we are having to sit on our review until closer to release.

In the meantime, here’s the synopsis:

Based on the gripping true story of the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000 in which 188 men lost their lives, Kursk: The Last Mission is a tense submarine thriller from critically-acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far From the Madding Crowd).

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 help of the UK Navy operation headed by Captain David Russell (Colin Firth). When they finally give way to mounting domestic pressure, it’s too little too late…

Mirroring the callous greed shown by BP in Deep Water Horizon and with the claustrophobic tension of submarine classics The Hunt for Red October and Crimson Tide, this is the story of the doomed operation to recover the Kursk.

Kursk: The Last Mission premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018 and stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Léa Seydoux (Spectre, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Red Sparrow, The Danish Girl). Kursk is directed by Thomas Vinterberg.

Signature Entertainment presents Kursk: The Last Mission in Cinemas and on Digital HD 12 July 2019

And we have a trailer…

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Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle