over 1 year
very long, but worth it. shows the difference between Govt. and soldiers .
Gritty, realistic and thrilling. A proper war movie.
Movie is special, long and boring. I watched it several times and well... it's too long.
Gritty, real and best watched in German version
almost 5 years
best real U-boot film..
Great sub movie! Better with sub-titles as dubbed voices are at times comically bad
over 5 years
Totally amazing. To hold such tension over 3 hours is excellent directing.
over 5 years
Claustrophobic. Acting and direction are first rate
Das Boot (German pronunciation: [das ˈboːt], "The Boat") is a 1981 German epic war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach, and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus Wennemann. It has been exhibited both as a theatrical release and as a TV miniseries, and in several different home video versions of various running times.
Das Boot is an adaption of the 1973 German novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim. Set during World War II, the film tells the fictional story of U-96 and its crew. It depicts both the excitement of battle and the tedium of the fruitless hunt, and shows the men serving aboard U-boats as ordinary individuals with a desire to do their best for their comrades and their country. The screenplay used an amalgamation of exploits from the real U-96, a Type VIIC-class U-boat commanded by Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, one of Germany's top U-boat "tonnage aces" during the war.
Development for Das Boot began in 1979...