Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Save the submarine “Kursk” – BBC

The loss of the Russian nuclear submarine “Kursk” and the version of its causes will be explored in the film, which is being produced by Luc Besson.

The company famous French film director Luc Besson EuropaCorp began work on a film dedicated to the tragedy of the Russian nuclear submarine “Kursk”.

As a film director Martin Zandvliet invited Dane, who directed such films as “Funny People,” “Applause” and “Angels of Brooklyn.” The picture of the “Kursk” will be his first English-language project. The scenario of the future picture written by Robert Rodat, writer of the film “Saving Private Ryan.”

The film – a book by Robert Moore’s “Time to die: The untold story of the tragedy of” Kursk ».

Underwater atomic submarine” Kursk ” It sank 15 years ago, August 12, 2000. On board were killed 118 people. The cause of death of an official investigation into the boat called the explosion in the torpedo room. The rescue operation lasted for ten days, but the results did not bring. All crew members of the submarine was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage, and the commander was awarded the title Hero of Russia.

The history of the death of “Kursk” has repeatedly attracted the attention of filmmakers: it devoted more than a dozen documentaries, in particular the story explored in hot pursuit of Norwegian director Øystein Bogen and French documentarian Jean-Michel Carré (his film was released in 2004). Artistic interpretation of these events is also undertaken not for the first time: in 2007, Australian artist and theater director Michael Futcher staged the play by the Australian playwright Alexander Yanovich. Later, the play was staged, and several Russian theaters.

 directed by Luc Besson
Directed by Luc Besson

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The events directly related to Russia, from time to time to inspire achievements of European and American filmmakers. In 2006, one of the UK’s largest commercial television channels – Channel 4 – had ordered the script of the film dedicated to the life and death of the fugitive Russian special services officer Alexander Litvinenko. Danish television tv2 attempted to remove a feature film about the terrorist attack in Beslan. However, releases of these projects did not take place.

The official investigation into the causes of the tragedy of “Kursk” went on for several years. The investigators concluded that a torpedo exploded aboard the submarine and started a fire that led to the detonation of other charges.

The author of the book, which is filmed studio Besson, has its own version of the tragic events of 15 years ago.

According to Moore, the sailors “Kursk” did not die within 12 hours as Russian investigators say, and in a few days, as on board the wreck was an adequate supply of oxygen. Moore is confident that a significant share of responsibility for the deaths of the crew are Russian military authorities, who refused to accept Western aid. The author also believes that the military misled Russian President Vladimir Putin, because they do not want to take on the role of “messengers with bad news.” For this reason, according to Moore, the rescue operation was organized poorly, as Russian society was totally misguided.

The news about the filming of the “Kursk” by Luc Besson has caused extremely negative assessments among Russian military experts.

Some of them are afraid that the film is dedicated to the tragedy at the nuclear submarine “Kursk”, will remind filmed in Hollywood tape “K-19″, which tells about the accident at the Soviet submarine. The consultant of the film from the Russian side, Captain 1st Rank Sergey April RBC said that Americans “strongly distorted the real history of propaganda reasons.”

The famous writer-seascape and Captain 1st Rank Nikolai Cherkashin, commenting on the news, noted in a conversation with “Interfax” that “it is a very specific, difficult concept – the Russian submarine fleet. Not knowing a fact, neither the mentality nor history nor psychology of Russian submariners, remove the film can not be convincing. ”


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