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 the crew of one such U-Boat, 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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The film omits references to a scene in the novel where Lieutenant Werner reads some of the First Officer's diary and in fact gains respect for the man who is otherwise generally disliked by the other officers. See more »
The sawfish logo on the boat tower differs in shape between shots (full scale model leaving harbor in La Rochelle vs. smaller model during first emergency dive), most notably the mouth line of the fish is different. See more »
Captain, I wish to apologize.
You can't just apologize, Johann. You left your battle station at a critical moment. Also, you disobeyed my command.
Will I be court-martialed?
How many patrols have you done?
It's my ninth.
It was a mistake. I didn't... It was... It... All of a sudden... As if... It won't ever happen again, sir. You can depend on it. I swear.
It's all right, Johann.
Get some sleep.
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When you go to a liquor store to buy Vodka you can purchase one of several brands or you can purchase Stoli. That's what Das Boot is when it comes to Submarine films. You can watch any one of several or you can watch Das Boot. Like Stoli Vodka it's in a class by itself. Superb film either way you see it i.e. subtitles or the dubbed version. See the directors cut if you can. The German crew could be any nationality the film is so well done it doesn't matter. Andy Rooney once said that when you're in a war you live life at 100%. The opening scene of this film demonstrates that. The men are living life at 100%. I never saw any other war movie that captured that like Das Boot.
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