Faithful to the conventions of the World War II genre Mostows (BREAKDOWN) submarine thriller pays earnest homage to the pluck and determination of ordinary people forced to overcome extraordinary odds. The mostly young and inexperienced crew of the S-33 is deployed on a top secret high-priority mission to intercept a disabled German u-boat (the titular U-571) and capture the ships encryption system--the Enigma--in order to crack the Nazis communication codes and hasten an allied victory in the North Atlantic. Racing against a German rescue effort the S-33 stages a daring raid on the U-571. But after capturing the U-571 the Americans find themselves its prisoner as they must pilot the leaky disabled vessel through hostile enemy waters. McConaughey (EDTV DAZED AND CONFUSED) leads a strong cast (Keitel - HOLY SMOKE Paxton - A SIMPLE PLAN) in this fast-paced tense submarine adventure.
Release Date: 13 August 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 2000
Main Language: English