The story of the new high end series "Das Boot" begins in the fall of 1942, at a time when, in the midst of World War II, submarine warfare was becoming ever more brutal. The plot follows a young submarine crew on a dangerous surveillance mission, as the Résistance begins to gain influence at the French port of La Rochelle. During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 is now ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new commander, Klaus Hoffmann (Rick Okon). As the 40 young men take on their first mission, they struggle with the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of life underwater. Their personalities are pushed to the limit as tensions rise and loyalties begin to shatter. Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser (Vicky Krieps) spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Résistance, ...
On August 4 1942, the real U-612 was accdentally rammed off Danzig by U-444 during trials after construction. She sank with the loss of two men. After refloating and repairs she was deemed unfit for front line action and so was used as a training submarine until the end of the war. On May 2, 1945 she was scuttled to avoid imminent capture by the Russians. She never saw action. See more »
The boat was leaving at sunrise and into the sun. La Rochelle faces the west. The sun should have been behind the boat. See more »
I've got no problem with updates, re-interpretations or for that matter complete revisions of prior works and narratives. In my mind it is perfectly fine to take a Shakespeare play and tell it a completely different way.
That said this "sequel" to Das Boot is absolutely terrible. it is simply a strange soap opera.
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