Dramatic West German-made film highlighting all the tensions and dangers that befall a U-Boat's crew during World War II.
In the midst of World War II, a German U-boat crew is sent out to patrol the Atlantic and fire at Allied ships bringing supplies to England. The submarine also carries a press correspondent, there to report from the front lines of nautical warfare. Meanwhile, the crew's captain (Jurgen Prochnow) is becoming disillusioned with the Nazi regime and with war in general. What starts out as a routine mission is soon livened up beyond the crew's expectations when their boat's surprise attack on a convoy is thwarted by a fast-moving destroyer. Battered by depth charges, the crew must pull together to survive the attacks of their unseen enemy.
Widely considered to be director Wolfgang Petersen's best film and one of the finest German films ever made, DAS BOOT is stunningly realistic in its portrayal of the cramped conditions aboard a German submarine. Based on a novel by Lothar G. Buchheim, it is a striking example of an intelligent antiwar film clothed in the guise of a military thriller.
Commentary with Director Wolfgang Peterson, Wolfgang Petersen - Back To The Boat, Maria's Take, The Perfect Boat-The Director's Cut, Rooms Overview, Entry Conning Tower, Torpedo Room and Crew's Quarters, Captain's and Officers' Rooms, The Control Room, Petty Officers' Room & Galley, Diesel & Electric Motor Rooms, Behind The Scenes (1981), The Battle of The Atlantic (1983)
Release Date: 05 September 2011
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 200 minutes
Production Year: 1981
Main Language: German