Dramatic story of heroic British attempts to sink the German warship 'Tirpitz' using midget submarines. Judging by the number of times it has shown up on TV, Above Us the Waves may be American viewers' favorite British war film. Most of the film is set in a British midget submarine, commandeered by John Mills. The sub's mission (together with its "fellow" vessels) is to sink the German battleship Tirpitz. This will be accomplished by the midget sub fleet sneaking into Norwegian waters, floating beneath the Tirpitz, then planting explosives. Only Mills' sub manages to complete the mission. Based on a true-life 1943 incident, Above Us the Waves takes a revisionist approach by showing the German officers and seamen to be human beings rather than faceless minions of Hitler.
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Release Date: 11 October 1999
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full Frame
Running Time: 95 minutes
Production Year: 1955
Main Language: English
Enjoyable WW2 escapade with Mills leading the way
Not quite up to 'In Which We Serve' but definitely worth buying all the same.