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, ...
If there are big fans of the real "Das Boot" movie or TV Serie from 1981 - STAY AWAY!!! It´s only a riding on the still famous brand of "Das Boot". This serie has nothing to do with the real boat or it´s characters. Either with Petersen´s great movie nor with Buchheim´s books. It´s a swindle in using the title and a version of the film music... that´s all. I am very diappointed! Sorry, for my limited english.
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