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Das Boot 

A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.
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1987   1985  
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Complete series cast summary:
Jürgen Prochnow ...  Der Alte 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Herbert Grönemeyer ...  Leutnant Werner 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Klaus Wennemann Klaus Wennemann ...  Leitender Ingenieur (LI) 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Hubertus Bengsch Hubertus Bengsch ...  Erster Wachoffizier (I WO) 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Martin Semmelrogge ...  Zweiter Wachoffizier (II WO) 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Bernd Tauber ...  Obersteuermann 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Erwin Leder ...  Johann, das Gespenst 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Martin May Martin May ...  Ullmann 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Heinz Hoenig ...  Hinrich 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Uwe Ochsenknecht ...  Bootsmann 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ...  Ario 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Jan Fedder ...  Pilgrim 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Ralf Richter ...  Frenssen 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Joachim Bernhard ...  Bibelforscher 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Oliver Stritzel ...  Schwalle 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Konrad Becker Konrad Becker ...  Bockstiegel 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Lutz Schnell Lutz Schnell ...  Dufte 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Martin Hemme Martin Hemme ...  Brueckenwilli 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Wilhelm Pietsch Wilhelm Pietsch ...  Franz 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Helmut Neumeier Helmut Neumeier ...  Schmutt 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Dirk Salomon Dirk Salomon ...  Markus 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Jean-Claude Hoffmann Jean-Claude Hoffmann ...  Benjamin 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Arno Kral Arno Kral ...  Hagen 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Maryline Moulard Maryline Moulard ...  Françoise 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Rita Cadillac ...  Monique 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Otto Sander ...  Thomsen 3 episodes, 1985-1987
Günter Lamprecht Günter Lamprecht ...  Kapitän 'Weser' 3 episodes, 1985-1987
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"The Boat" is the story of the crew of one of the hundreds of U-boats deployed by the Germans in World War II. Subject to countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships, the crew struggles for survival. Written by Carl Miller <cmiller@binx.mbhs.edu>

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When the hunters become the hunted.

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Drama | Thriller | War

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The cast received extensive drills on how to literally run through a submarine in order to shift its balance like a experienced crew. See more »

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Referenced in Das Boot VR Demise (2019) See more »

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The ultimate war film
27 August 2001 | by george-102See all my reviews

If you want an action movie, watch something else. Das Boot reflects what war must really be like, showing not just the 1% of terror and confusion, but also the 99% sitting around waiting for things to happen. It is also the best if not only explanation I know, of how honourable men could have fought for the Nazis.

I have now seen "Das Boot" 4 times. The first time was the "Director's Cut" with subtitles. Since then I have learnt German, so each time I watch the film I understand it better. It is still very difficult to follow, and a great deal passes me by; I think this film probably has the hardest German of any of the 50 or so German-language films I've seen. This is part of its authenticity; you don't expect people to speak Standard High German when they think they may die horribly in the next five minutes.

The original mini-series has about the same amount of action as the Director's Cut, but a great deal more explanation and character development. For example, the Captain gets to comment on his actions towards the English sailors from the sinking oil-tanker. I think the sound of the Director's Cut was redone for Dolby-7, so the noises seem to come from all around and at times make you want to hide under the seat. However in all other respects, I think the mini-series is very much better than the Director's Cut, brilliant though that is.


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Country:

West Germany | France | UK | Italy

Language:

German | French | English

Release Date:

24 February 1985 (West Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bodensee, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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