Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

TitleMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsWeir, Peter
Running Time2h 18m
Date Released11/2003
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish, French,

This epic adventure movie, directed by Peter Weir, is telling the story of the H.M.S. Surprise, a British frigate, under the command of Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe). In April 1805, his and the Surprise's orders are to track and capture or destroy a French privateer named Acheron. The Acheron is currently in the Atlantic off South America heading 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, which it is a bigger and faster ship than the Surprise. Aubrey's single-mindedness in this seemingly impossible pursuit puts him at odds with the Surprise's doctor and naturalist, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), who is also Aubrey's most trusted advisor on board and closest friend.


Russell Crowe

Paul Bettany

Billy Boyd

James D'Arcy

Lee Ingleby

George Innes

Mark Lewis Jones

Chris Larkin

Richard McCabe

Robert Pugh

David Threlfall

Edward Woodall

Max Pirkis

Jack Randall,

Max Benitz


Produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Peter Weir, and Duncan Henderson

Directed by Peter Weir

Written by Peter Weir & John Collee

Cinematography by Russell Boyd

Edited by Lee Smith

Music by Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon, and Richard Tognetti

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