Black Sea

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"Brave the deep. Find the gold. Trust no one."
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 6.4  (40,636)
  • 62

In the 2014 thriller Black Sea, directed by Kevin Macdonald, Jude Law stars as a seasoned deep-sea salvage expert named Robinson. After being abruptly let go from his job at a marine exploration company, he is quickly approached by a group of former Soviet Navy officers who are looking for him to lead a mission to retrieve lost Nazi gold that allegedly went down with a sunken U-boat in the Black Sea during World War II.

Robinson and his crew, made up of a mix of Russian and British sailors including characters played by Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn, set out on a dilapidated submarine provided to them by the wealthy financier backing the mission. The men are hopeful for the payout of millions of dollars each promised upon completing their task, but tensions quickly mount after they find themselves battling dangerous water depths, mechanical failures and the claustrophobic pressure of spending so much time in a small, enclosed space.

Once they reach the alleged location of the sunken U-boat, the men soon realize that their true battles are only beginning. Along the way, they must navigate and endure the challenges of the treacherous and shifting currents of the sea, face the personal fears and demons each other harbors, and fight for their own survival as their mission rips apart at the seams.

The heart of Black Sea's drama, however, lies not in the treasure hunt, but in the human drama between the characters. Robinson, a perpetually stoic man, must navigate both day-to-day operational dilemmas and interpersonal clashes, as the other members of his crew fall into all-too-familiar tropes of fear, greed, and mistrust. The Russian sailors, in particular, have a tense dynamic with the British crew, which manifests itself in everything from their language barrier to their cultural clashes.

The diverse cast of characters lends a sense of urgency to the story, as their struggles are not only against the sea, but against each other. The claustrophobic, barely-functional submarine they inhabit adds an additional layer of tension, as the men must navigate its narrow corridors and dodgy systems on top of their other woes.

Overall, Black Sea is a high-stakes character-driven thriller that both explores the depths of human nature and raises questions about the morality of treasure hunting, especially when it comes to going after Nazi gold. It's a gripping film that will keep you on the edge of your seat as the characters plunge deeper and deeper into the murky depths of the Black Sea.

Black Sea is a 2015 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 62.

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