Kursk, one of the biggest films ever produced in Belgium


Kursk is the fact-based survival drama, directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Colin Firth, Matthias Schoenaerts and Léa Sédoux. The film centers on a true story of the Kursk, a nuclear-powered Russian submarine that sank during a training exercise in the Barents Sea in 2000. Twenty-three sailors survive the crash and desperately wait for help to arrive while their oxygen runs out minute-by-minute.

Physical production, which took place mostly in Belgium, ended last August.  The film is currently in post-production.  EuropaCorp manages the international sales of the project.

The movie benefited from massive tax shelter support by Belga Films Fund and, upon application by Belga Productions, from the support of the three Belgian Regional Funds (Screen Flanders, Screen Brussels and Wallimage).  Belga Films will release the project in theaters in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands later this year. Stay tuned for more news about this hugely ambitious project in the coming months and contact us to know how Belga assisted this project in Belgium (belgaproductions@belgafilms.be).