Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 138 min
  • USA
  • action, adventure, drama

Captain Jack Aubrey orders his team to set out in search of a French war vessel. However, when his own ship is heavily damaged, he realises the task is not as easy as it seems.

Director: Peter Weir

Screenwriters: Peter Weir, John Collee

Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy

Russell Crowe's rough charm is put to good use in this masterful adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's novel.


  • Peter Weir
    Peter Weir

    Peter Lindsay Weir, AM (born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. After playing a leading role in the Australian New Wave cinema with his films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Wave and Gallipoli, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films - many of them major box office hits - including the Academy Award nominees Witness, Dead Poets Society, Green...

Main Cast


Producer: Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Duncan Henderson, Peter Weir

Editor: Lee Smith

Casting: Mary Selway, Fiona Weir

Director Of Photography: Russell Boyd

Original Music Composer: Iva Davies, Richard Tognetti, Christopher Gordon

Costume Design: Wendy Stites

Executive Producer: Alan B. Curtiss

Production Design: William Sandell

Sound: Richard King


Source: based on the novels by Patrick O'Brian

Tagline: The courage to do the impossible lies in the hearts of men.

Genres: action, adventure, drama, history, war

Certificate: PG-13

Categories: napoleonic wars, navy, naturalist, frigate, self surgery, sea battle, 19th century, galapagos islands, royal navy, storm at sea, naval officer, whip, warship, south pacific, surgery, union jack, pursuit, amputation, child soldier, musket, war violence


Year: 2003

Runtime: 138 min

Country: USA

Language: English, French, Portuguese

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS

Also Known As

  • Mestre dos Mares: O Lado Mais Distante do Mundo (BR)
  • Master & Commander - Sfida ai confini del mare (IT)
  • Master and Commander: Til verdens ende (DK)
  • Master & Commander - Bis ans Ende der Welt (DE)
  • Master and Commander: Al otro lado del mundo (ES)
  • Master and Commander: De l'autre côté du monde (FR)
  • Capitán de mar y guerra: La costa más lejana del mundo (AR)