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Das Boot
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Jürgen Prochnow Jürgen Prochnow
Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte
Herbert Grönemeyer Herbert Grönemeyer
Lt. Werner - Correspondent
Klaus Wennemann Klaus Wennemann
Chief Engineer Fritz Grade - Der Leitende-Der LI
Hubertus Bengsch Hubertus Bengsch
1st Lieutenant - Number One-1WO
Martin Semmelrogge Martin Semmelrogge
2nd Lieutenant - 2WO
Bernd Tauber Bernd Tauber
Kriechbaum - Chief Quartermaster-Navigator
Erwin Leder Erwin Leder
Johann
Martin May Martin May
Ullman


Written by
Wolfgang Petersen Wolfgang Petersen
(screenplay)
Lothar G. Buchheim Lothar G. Buchheim
(novel)


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This is reality. Watch it all turn psychological.

6 years, 9 months ago at Jun 6 23:22
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"I asked for it. 'To be heading into the inexorable... where no mother will care for us... no woman crosses our path... where only reality reigns... with cruelty and grandeur.' I was drunk with those words. Well, this is reality."

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.
This is the story of 42 raw recruits caught up in a war they di... read more

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6 years, 1 month ago at Feb 9 18:20
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First watched a few years ago whilst taking my A level in German. It's quite simply one of the greatest war films ever made and possible one of the greatest films ever made. Stunning cinematography,brilliantly directed and a great performance by Jurgen Pronchnow. Also kick started the career of Petersen in Hollywood. Easily a 5 star masterpiece.

A great movie

5 years, 10 months ago at May 16 10:36
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Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I thought it was quite amazing and it was much better than anything directed before or after by Wolfgang Petersen (what happened to the guy actually? He seems to be pretty much retired nowadays). Anyhow, I always thought that there was something fascinating about movies dealing with submarines and th... read more
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It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.
Release date: 10 February 1982
UPC: 043396222199
Tags: War (29), German (18), Drama (17), WWII (16), Submarine (12), Military (12), 1980s (11), Action (11), Thriller (11), Germany (11), 1981 (10), Ocean (8), (7), U Boat (7), Historical (7), History (6), World War II (6), Naval Battle (5), Navy (4), Torpedo (4)
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