A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.
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 Der Alte (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Leutnant Werner (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Leitender Ingenieur (LI) (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Hubertus Bengsch ...
 Erster Wachoffizier (I WO) (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Zweiter Wachoffizier (II WO) (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Bernd Tauber ...
 Obersteuermann (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Johann, das Gespenst (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Martin May ...
 Ullmann (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Heinz Hoenig ...
 Hinrich (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Bootsmann (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ...
 Ario (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Pilgrim (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ralf Richter ...
 Frenssen (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Joachim Bernhard ...
 Bibelforscher (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Oliver Stritzel ...
 Schwalle (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Konrad Becker ...
 Bockstiegel (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Lutz Schnell ...
 Dufte (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Martin Hemme ...
 Brueckenwilli (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Wilhelm Pietsch ...
 Franz (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Helmut Neumeier ...
 Schmutt (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Dirk Salomon ...
 Markus (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jean-Claude Hoffmann ...
 Benjamin (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Arno Kral ...
 Hagen (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Maryline Moulard ...
 Françoise (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Rita Cadillac ...
 Monique (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Thomsen (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
Günter Lamprecht ...
 Kapitän 'Weser' (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
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"The Boat" is the story of the crew of one of the hundreds of U-boats deployed by the Germans in World War II. Subject to countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships, the crew struggles for survival. Written by Carl Miller <cmiller@binx.mbhs.edu>

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(6 episodes) | (DVD)

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Common Humanity
15 March 2000 | by (Another Land) – See all my reviews

Das Boot is my favorite war film. It shows war through the eyes of Germans. It is so realistic and intense that I live it every time I see it. It is one war film where I consider Germans to be the "good guys"! Their humanity and fight for survival touch me in such a way that I cannot help but be totally for them. It does indeed prove that beneath every uniform their lies a human being with hopes and dreams for the future.

It makes me realize that war is terrible for everyone involved. It makes me realize that our common humanity is much more important than politics. We all should recognize this fact of life. God bless the people who made this film. They not only opened my mind but also my heart! So I'd like to say to them: Vielen Dank!


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