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Peter’s Picturehouse – Kursk: the Last Mission
7 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kursk: the Last Mission (12A), based on the Kursk submarine disaster in 2000, starring Colin Firth as Commodore David Russell. We are delighted that David will be joining us at this showing. Click here for Poster details – Kursk
In January Peter’s Picturehouse will be showing Kursk – The Last Mission, certificate 12A.. Our village has a very important link to the true story of this film. Some of you may know David Russell who lives in Church End. David was well know as the Chief Executive of the Harpur Trust, a job from which he retired only a few months ago. Before that he was a senior naval officer and submariner.
David will be attending the screening at The Village Hall on 7th January and will be saying a few words about the film and the incident. Come along – doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Below is the press release issued by the film makers.
Based on the gripping true story of the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000 in which 118 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 flames 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 David Russell (Colin Firth). When they finally give way to mounting domestic pressure, it’s too little too late. This is the story of the doomed operation to recover the Kursk.