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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 American epic period war-drama film co-written, produced and directed by Peter Weir, set in the Napoleonic Wars. The film's plot and characters are adapted from three novels in author Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey–Maturin series, which includes 20 completed novels of Jack Aubrey's naval career. The film stars Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, captain in the Royal Navy, and Paul Bettany as Dr. Stephen Maturin, the ship's surgeon. The film, which cost $150 million to make, was a co-production of 20th Century Fox, Miramax Films, Universal Pictures, and Samuel Goldwyn Films, and released on November 14, 2003. The film grossed $212 million worldwide.

Plot

During the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Jack Aubrey of HMS ''Surprise'' is ordered to fight the French privateer Acheron. Acheron ambushes Surprise off the coast of Brazil, causing heavy damage, while remaining undamaged by the British guns. The ship's boats tow Surprise into a fog bank to evade pursuit. Aubrey's officers tell him that Surprise is no match for Acheron, and that they should abandon the chase. Aubrey points out that Acheron must not be allowed to plunder the British whaling fleet. He orders Surprise refitted at sea, rather than returning to port for repairs. Midshipman Blakeney has his arm amputated due to injuries sustained in battle. Shortly afterwards, Acheron again ambushes Surprise, but Aubrey slips away in the night by using a decoy raft and ship's lamps.

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    award Academy Award for Best Cinematography BAFTA Award for Best Direction BAFTA Award for Best Sound London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of the Year National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography Satellite Award for Best Sound Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects
    contentLocation Oceania
    director Peter Weir
    editor Lee Smith
    events Napoleonic Wars seamanship
    genre action adventure drama historical
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    musicBy Christopher Gordon Iva Davies Richard Tognetti
    nomination Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Visual Effects American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role BAFTA Award for Best Direction BAFTA Award for Best Film BAFTA Award for Best Sound BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design Satellite Award for Best Cinematography Satellite Award for Best Costume Design Satellite Award for Best Editing Satellite Award for Best Film Satellite Award for Best Sound Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects
    producer Duncan Henderson Peter Weir Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
    publisher 20th Century Fox
    recordedAt Mexico
    theme action drama epic sequel