After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship’s thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
In April 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars, H.M.S. Surprise, a British frigate, is under the command of Captain Jack Aubrey. Aubrey and the Surprise’s current orders are to track and capture or destroy a French privateer named Acheron. The Acheron is currently in the Atlantic off South America headed toward the Pacific in order to extend Napoleon’s reach of the wars. This task will be a difficult one as Aubrey quickly learns in an initial battle with the Acheron that it is a bigger and faster ship than the Surprise, which puts the Surprise at a disadvantage. Aubrey’s single-mindedness in this seemingly impossible pursuit puts him at odds with the Surprise’s doctor and naturalist, Stephen Maturin, who is also Aubrey’s most trusted advisor on board and closest friend. Facing other internal obstacles which have resulted in what they consider a string of bad luck, Aubrey ultimately uses Maturin’s scientific exploits to figure out a way to achieve his and the ship’s seemingly impossible goal. Written by Huggo
|Tagline:||The courage to do the impossible lies in the hearts of men.|
|Cast:||Alex Palmer, Billy Boyd, Bryan Dick, Chris Larkin, David Threlfall, Edward Woodall, George Innes, Ian Mercer, Jack Randall, James D’Arcy, John DeSantis, Joseph Morgan, Lee Ingleby, Mark Lewis Jones, Max Benitz, Max Pirkis, Ousmane Thiam, Patrick Gallagher, Paul Bettany, Richard McCabe, Richard Pates, Robert Pugh, Russell Crowe, Thierry Segall, Tony Dolan, William Mannering|
|Director:||Alan B. Curtiss, Brenda Lopez, Dani Morrow, David M. Bernstein, Peter Weir, Wilma Garscadden-Gahret|
|Language:||Français, Português, English|