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At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test when they're forced to join their German captors to fight for their very lives. Written by
The U-429 is a real boat that was made by the Germans in World War II but was transferred to the Italian Navy after being produced. The boat however never saw combat. See more »
The German sub is always shown submerged, even during its voyage to the American coast. However submarines of that time were not able to travel long distances submerged (about 30 nautical miles at 15 Knots), after that they had to surface and travel on diesel to reload its batteries. See more »
Kapitän Jonas Herdt:
At the outbreak of World War II, Germany increased its U-boat production by 1,000%, mass-producing 17 new U-boats a month. Hitler knew the key to winning the war in Europe was to control the Atlantic. And control it he would. By 1942, German U-boats, working in groups called wolf packs, sunk over 1,000 Allied ships. Their success gave Germany a decisive advantage. They were winning the war. And if this trend continued, all of Europe would fall.
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Rented this the other evening when the DVD shelves were basically empty. Never heard of it before, but saw William H. Macy on the cover and took a shot. I think he's one of the most interesting actors working today.
I don't usually like submarine films, but this was very good. The performances by Macy and the German guys were great. I never knew where the story was going.
This felt very real and unique and the fact that the German characters actually spoke German made it all the more real. I hate in movies when you have 2 different characters from two different countries and everyone speaks English (i.e. ENEMY AT THE GATES) It takes you right out of the film.
Weird how movies like this just pop out of nowhere. But this was a nice surprise.
I highly recommend it 9/10.
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