It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so-called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy British 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 and attempted to accomplish impossible missions, all the while attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. Written by
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Depth-charge explosion effects were created by detonating small explosives in a 5m-deep tank and filming them at 1500 frames per second. See more »
Oil stains from the rag on Lt. Werner's face are different between shots. See more »
[Heinrich and two other crewmen carry Kriechbaum to the conning tower ladder]
Thank you, Heinrich.
Don't mention it. Look, the sun's still shining.
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("I Will Wait")
Music by Dino Olivieri/French lyrics by Louis Poterat
Performed by Rina Ketty
Original Italian lyrics by Nino Rastelli
Melody derived from The "Humming Chorus" of Puccini's Opera "Madame Butterfly" See more »
War movies have been biases to one side or the other. This movie does not make hero's or enemies of the German U-boat sailors. Instead, it grips the viewer with realistic depictions of what it was like to be a U-boat sailor for the Gemans in WWII. It starts off with young (17 year old to 25 year old) who have been filled with propaganda about the war effort and glorious battle. After this young crew of immature sailors start to experience the true horrors of war, you can not only see, but experience with them the boredom, laughter, camaraderie, team work and death. In a world where you have no windows, where your ears have to be your eyes, where a cat and mouse game is played and the looser dies, these young men age 10 to 15 years It makes the viewer realize the horror of submarine warfare in WWII. The most realistic war movie I have ever seen.
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