Movie Recommendation: Black Sea (2014)
Quote from Black Sea by Daniels: “What happens when one of them starts to figure out their share gets bigger, and there is less people to share it with?”
Producers: Jim Cochrane, Alexander Dostal, Alasdair Flind, Merve Harzadin, Kevin Macdonald, Jane Robertson, Tessa Ross, and Charles Steel
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Screenwriter: Dennis Kelly
This adventure, drama, and thriller is about Captain Robinson (Jude Law) and the men he brings with him on a gold finding expedition on sunken U-boat deep in the waters. They include the financier’s representative, Daniels (Scoot McNairy) and a young man, Tobin (Bobby Schofield). When everyone is chosen for the expedition, half the crew is Russian and the other half British. Everyone involved is promised a sizable portion of the gold once it is found. Key word if it is found. As they go further in the submarine, issues arise including communication with the Russians. As you probably guessed it, motives are revealed as the men learn who they can trust and can’t trust. Since Robinson is the captain, he’s the one who makes the final decisions and the submarine remains underwater despite previous explosions and damage. It’s a given not everyone survives because not everyone usually survives in this kind of movie so who survives? I’m not telling you nor will I give away the ending, but I will say the acting of Jude Law is impeccable. He really commands every inch of the screen. Black Sea has some twists and turns, some of it predictable, but it’s a solid movie from start to finish.