Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Poster

Release Date: November 14th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 20th, 2004

PG-13|2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy, Lee Ingleby, George Innes, Mark Lewis Jones, Chris Larkin

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: War, Adventure, Drama

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Films, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Miramax Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Pursuit, Tense, Spirited, Underdog, Friendship, Quest

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Awards

Winner David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Makeup
Nominated Sound Mixing
Winner Sound Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture