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Thomas Vinterberg’s new international film Kursk has been selected as one of the 11 projects receiving funding from the Brussels-based investment fund screen.brussels.

The fund is investing €1,000,000 into these projects, hoping to generate €7,250,000 in return.

Kursk is based on the true story of the K-141 KURSK, a Russian flagship nuclear-powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000. 23 sailors fought for survival aboard the submarine, and on land, their family desperately battled bureaucratic obstacles to find answers and save them.

The film will star Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Max von Sydow and Colin Firth. Michael Nyqvist was also due to have a role, but he, unfortunately, passed away two weeks ago.

 

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