Were the most difficult shooting of your life?
no. It is difficult when you don't has a script that works. Here there were more technical challenges.
Because of the shooting in the flooded ship's belly?
Yes, the were shot in the Studio. Therefore, we had to consider: How to fill such a space with water? This is not so easy. And if you are 18 actors in a scene, it takes 18 divers, you can save. In addition, there is a lot of electricity and light, you need to be very careful not to the cables fall into the water.
you have been known with the Dogma movement, which had forsworn all the film tricks.
And now I'm chasing a ship in the air. But this is part of my development. I felt a bit like the Kid in the sweet shop, the don't know what to snack on. But, ultimately, it is about human weaknesses and to families. I immediately felt at home again.
There was a very rapid difficulties, the military authority wanted to read the script.Thomas Vinterberg
you shot with actors from many European countries, all of which play Russians. No Problem? Originally, we wanted to produce the Film with a Russian company, and at the original locations rotate. But it was very quickly the difficulties, the military authority wanted to read the script. They had a few comments, if you want to call it so.
Not exactly. But there were fierce discussions, where the aim was to make the Film more faithful to the truth – but heroic. I could not put artistic freedom in the hands of the Russian Admiralty. That's why I've decided to turn elsewhere.
you Now have French, Belgian, German and also a Swiss actor, who all speak English.
That was the biggest challenge, which made me hesitate for a while, even if I have to turn on the movie at all. English was a compromise. But to sync everything in Russian, would have been stupid.
"Solid"-Director Thomas Vinterberg has made a Film about the sinking of the Kursk: "Kursk". Video: YouTube/Praesens-Film
As you have selected the U-boat Crew?
All had to come to the Casting, also the well-known names. I really wanted to form a Team out of them. Many of the performers, such as, for example, the German August Diehl, or the Swiss, Joel Basman, are in their home country very well known. Your Part is to small. But it is an ensemble film.
What stood out for you in the history of the Kursk in the center?
The courage of these men under the water. You are in danger of death by suffocation, it can not last long. The question of why we humans have to die, concerns me greatly. My wife has recently for a pastor in training, I ask her the same question every day. In our modern society we have forgotten how to talk about death. But actually, we are all in the Situation of this crew. Time is running out.
Created: 10.07.2019, 08:50 PM