Black Sea revolves around a joint Scottish-Russian submarine crew trying to recover a Nazi treasure at the bottom of the Black Sea. These men are doing it on the sly, which adds considerably to their difficulties.
The movie revolves around Captain Robinson (Jude Law) and his struggles. He is a veteran sea salvage operator working for a large corporation, which fires him in the first scene. He receives a tip with respect to a large treasure of gold in the Black Sea , after which he promptly assembles a submarine crew, and off they go. There are the usual technical impossibilities normally found in movies, but they are not egregious. If you are a guy who likes guy movies where guys to guy things, then go see it.
There is a clear red pill theme that permeates the flick. Which is, the present day system screws men who have families, and who want to right by them.
Captain Robinson’s wife divorces him, takes his son, and marries some wealthy man, The reason that she divorced him — he was too often gone on months long salvage jobs. That’s it. Nothing about not providing, cheating, being a poor father, etc. He is driven by the desire to obtain the treasure in hopes of rectifying this situation. It does not end well for him; and so in the end from his perspective, the system really did do him in.
There is a Judas character who betrays Captain Robinson for money. He needed the money for his family. He obtained it, and then promptly killed himself to atone for his deed. Chalk up another one for the system.
A young lad joined the crew. Captain Robinson takes a shine to him. It is eventually revealed that the lad has a pregnant girlfriend and that he is concerned about his future as a father. Captain Robinson is determined to help him, with the best way to do so is to see that the lad gets his share.
In the end, the system mostly wins in its effort to destroy the fathers of children.