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In August 2000, the pride of the Russian navy and its 118 crew members lay at the bottom of the Barents Sea. The unthinkable had happened. The Kursk, the world's most technologically advanced nuclear submarine and flagship of the Russian Fleet had sunk. The Kremlin's explanation was that it was caused by an accidental explosion of an old fashioned torpedo. This version was readily accepted by the Russian and international press. However, the real causes of the tragedy have never been exposed. Until now. After a long investigation, A Submarine In Troubled Waters unveils the contradictions, lies and secrets created by the authorities at the time and reveals a more disturbing story involving a collision with an American submarine and the hostile firing of a torpedo. Mystery surrounds the tragedy - why were there so many foreign submarines in the area that day? Why were Chinese military officials present? Why did the rescue effort take days to begin and what was CIA Director, George Tenet, doing at the Kremlin immediately after the sinking when no chief of the CIA had even been to Russia before? "A Submarine in Troubled Water" asks if the crew of the Kursk were sacrificed in a game of geo-political brinkmanship and reveals the high-stakes strategies now being played out between Russia, the USA and China in a post cold war world.
The Kursk: A Submarine in Troubled Waters
This is one on the worst "documentaries" of all time. It is a conspiracy movie filled with wild theories and assertions. If you are looking for a film about the sinking of the Kursk and what really happened, this in not the one. It's pure conjecture.
This is really a fairly good movie for a pure conjecture conspiracy flick. 'Round holes' in various parts of submarines, such as the one in the sail of the Scorpin, always make for a good mystery. But the real question is why the Russians allowed the remaining crew to die in relatively shallow waters when they could easily have been rescued.