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Matthias Schoenaerts Starring in Submarine Disaster Movie ‘Kursk’ via Variety

Matthias Schoenaerts will start in EuropaCorp’s “Kursk” movie based on the K-141 Kursk submarine disaster, in which 118 Russians perished in 2000.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp hired Danish director Thomas Vinterberg in January to direct from a script by “Saving Private Ryan” screenwriter Rob et Rodat, based on Robert Moore’s book “A Time to Die.”


The Kursk sunk after explosions within the submarine during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea. The Russian government refused help from foreign governments for five days before agreeing to aid from the British and Norwegian governments.

The Russian Navy initially asserted that the sinking had been caused by a collision with another vessel but the government everntually admitted that the cause was a torpedo explosion in the submarine.

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  1. yukimiyamotodepaul says

    There is no word of “nuclear” in this article, but the Kursk was a nuclear-powered submarine…

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