Documentary telling the true story of the sinking of the liner Laconia by a German U-boat in 1942 through the eyes of six survivors.
Reviews

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2011  
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 after she was torpedoed off the Irish coast. The story is told from the perspective of Prof... See full synopsis »

Director: Christopher Spencer
Stars: John Hannah, Kenneth Cranham, Florian Panzner
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Hansjörg Thurn
Stars: Franka Potente, Ray Fearon, Hans Werner Meyer
Mogadischu (TV Movie 2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1977, skyjackers abduct Lufthansa Flight 181, subsequently involving Germany's special operations unit GSG 9 to free all the hostages.

Director: Roland Suso Richter
Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Nadja Uhl, Saïd Taghmaoui
My Best Enemy (2011)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A dark WWII comedy about two friends, stolen artwork and an unfortunate case of mistaken identities, as a Jewish man switches places with his Nazi best friend in order to survive

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Georg Friedrich, Ursula Strauss
In Tranzit (2008)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In 1946, a group of German POWs are mistakenly sent to a Soviet female transit prison camp and must cope with the hostility of the Soviet female inmates and guards, under the orders of cruel camp commander Pavlov.

Director: Tom Roberts
Stars: Vera Farmiga, Thomas Kretschmann, John Malkovich
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A World War Two adventure involving a group of Allied POWs, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery and a secret German rocket base.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven
The Sea Wolf (TV Movie 2008)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Christoph Schrewe
Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Florian Stetter, Petra Schmidt-Schaller
The Bunker (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith
Action | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A true WW2 story: the British must attack a German ship but it's safe in neutral Goa. So they send civilians, ex-soldiers about 60 years old.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven
Justiz (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Senator Isaak Kohler shoots and kills Professor Winter in a crowded restaurant, while Winter is dining with the struggling idealistic young lawyer, Felix Spat. Kohler puts up no defense and... See full summary »

Director: Hans W. Geissendörfer
Stars: Maximilian Schell, Thomas Heinze, Anna Thalbach
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Thomas Mortimer (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Werner Hartenstein (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Hilda (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Admiral Dönitz (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Captain Sharp (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Elisabeth Fullwood (2 episodes, 2011)
Matthias Koeberlin ...
 Rostau (2 episodes, 2011)
Ludovico Fremont ...
 Vincenzo Di Giovanni (2 episodes, 2011)
Jacob Matschenz ...
 Mannesmann (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Fiedler (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Harro Schacht / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Laura Ferguson (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Sarah Fullwood (2 episodes, 2011)
Nicholas Burns ...
 Captain Coutts (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Declan McDermott (2 episodes, 2011)
Lenny Wood ...
 Billy Hardacre (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Harry Townes (2 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Aubrey ...
 William Williams (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Hilton ...
 Henry Bates (2 episodes, 2011)
Josef Du Plessis ...
 Anthony Bates (2 episodes, 2011)
Rebekah Nathan ...
 Charlotte Bates (2 episodes, 2011)
Jörg Malchow ...
 Weber (2 episodes, 2011)
Oskar Brown ...
 Waldemar (2 episodes, 2011)
Stefan Rudolf ...
 Remmert (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Walter Drexler (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 2011)
Edit

Storyline

Part one:- In 1942,the Laconia,an old British cruise liner turned troop ship, is returning to Liverpool from Egypt with civilian passengers and Italian prisoners. Its guns are outdated, its captain, Sharp, lost his last ship and the Italians, unhappy at being caged below the water line, are tormented by their Polish guards. Third officer Mortimer learns that his family have been killed in an air raid and seeks comfort with Hilda Smith, a mysterious widow who seems to have visited Germany recently. At that moment the ship is torpedoed by a German U-boat, whose humane captain, Kapitanleutnant Werner Hartenstein, learning that the Laconia was not a warship, decides to rescue the survivors, bringing some into the submarine and towing others in life-boats. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

u boat | survivor | ship | captain | german | See All (58) »

Genres:

Drama | History

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 January 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Laconia elsüllyesztése  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The number of lifeboats being towed often changes from shot to shot. See more »

Connections

Featured in When TV Goes to War (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Thank you for this movie!
22 April 2013 | by (slovenia) – See all my reviews

This documentary - drama was a great thing to show to the main public. The idea of being noble and humane in the midst of a war is quite unusual and it should have been stressed out more in order to make humans aware in such a way. This kind of situations are extraordinary, and they happen only occasionally, under special circumstances. I hope more movies would be made in such honorable manners to encourage people of this planet to be just like this or better. The media has this power, and I wish it was used more in this way! Thank you for making this movie, I'd rate it min. 7,5 if I was asked. And all this nationality preferences and it's discredits are just what the war is all about, I sincerely hope we soon become what we pretend to be. Big respect for the captain and I hope we aspire to such deeds!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
BBC shows edited version - unedited version 2 hrs. longer mike-h-williams
Interior Sets VincentioTheNewDuke
BBC Week 1 2011 starzandi
Any news on.... Gl100
Hilda Smith's journey Kiaran-ryan1
Officer Mortimer dogloverblandford
Discuss The Sinking of the Laconia (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?