Sub thriller 'Black Sea' plumbs depths of identity in hunt for gold

January 22, 2015 4:47 PM

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On the surface, "Black Sea" is a gritty thriller about a submarine crew on a dangerous mission to retrieve a German U-boat supposedly filled with gold bars that sank in the Black Sea.

But director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland") employs the submarine genre to tell a timely, contemporary tale of working-class men who have lost their jobs and identity and the extremes they will go through to regain both.

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