Taglines: The only thing more dangerous than the misson is the crew.
Robinson (Jude Law), a veteran captain of under-sea salvage who is recently divorced and estranged from his young son, receives news that he is to be made redundant. He receives £8,000 for his services and is asked to clean his desk and leave the premises.
Later, while having a drink with some former colleagues, Robinson meets up with his friend Kurston and a Russian called Blackie (Konstantin Khabensky). Kurston informs the duo of a surefire way to make money. He tells them about a German Type VIIC[note 1] U-boat from World War II that sank off the coast of the country of Georgia with a cargo of gold worth millions and how their former employer found the U-boat’s location but was unable to salvage it due to the Russo-Georgian War. He also informs them both of a plan he has been working on to secretly recover the gold. After meeting with Kurston, Robinson agrees to meet with an unknown backer called Lewis.
Black Sea is a British adventure thriller film directed by Kevin Macdonald, written by Dennis Kelly, and starring Jude Law. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 5 December 2014 and in the United States on 23 January 2015.
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Jude Law, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Scoot McNairy, Jodie Whittaker, June Smith, Paulina Boneva, Konstantin Khabenskiy
Screenplay by: Dennis Kelly
Production Design by: Nick Palmer
Cinematography by: Christopher Ross
Film Editing by: Justine Wright
Costume Design by: Natalie Ward
Set Decoration by: Sophie Phillips
Art Direction by: Hattie Storey
Music by: Ilan Eshkeri
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some graphic images and violence.
Studio: Focus Featurs
Release Date: January 23, 2015