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Das Boot ist voll (1981)

Unrated | | Drama, War | 18 December 1981 (West Germany)
During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Tina Engel ...
Judith Krueger
Hans Diehl ...
Hannes Krueger
Martin Walz ...
Olaf Landau
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Lazar Ostrowskij
Ilse Bahrs ...
Frau Ostrowskij
Gerd David ...
Simone ...
Gitty
Laurent ...
Maurice
Renate Steiger ...
Anna Flueckiger
Mathias Gnädinger ...
Franz Flueckiger
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Landjäger Bigler
Klaus Steiger ...
Reverend Hochdorfer
Alice Bruengger ...
Frau Hochdorfer
Otto Dornbierer ...
Otti
Monika Koch ...
Rosemarie
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During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith's teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable's exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A small story in "Neutral" Switzerland during WWII

Good span of characters, the movie lacks another storyline other than the couple hiding the refugees (and a little more, too little). It's too long for the little story it holds, while it does hint the characters have some more in them. Well acted, touching and haunting, is does light a different angle about Switzerland's neutrality- still being unraveled today in the news.


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