Based on real events, the film tells the story of the Russian submarine Kursk which sank in 2000 after a failed torpedo launch in the Barents Sea, killing all 118 personnel on board. Director Thomas Vinterberg and a formidable cast recreate the tragic final hours of the ship stranded at the bottom of the sea, while bureaucratic obstacles impeded rescue and their families’ search for answers. Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighöfer and the late Michael Nyqvist lead the film with Katrine Greis-Rosenthal and Lars Brygmann in supporting roles. The film is produced by Luc Besson and Ariel Zeitoun.
The Toronto Film Festival runs September 6-16, 2018. See more on the festival website.