Das Boot

Das Boot

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Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 war epic, set within the claustrophobic confines of a WW2 submarine, considered one of the greatest German films of all time. Led by their captain (Jurgen Prochnow), an inexperienced crew patrol the North Atlantic in search of Allied vessels... More

"The story of young men, hungry for adventure, seduced by Nazi propaganda, enticed by the marvels of technology. Eagerly, they set out to challenge the brutal forces of nature, to battle an invisible enemy. They have yet to learn of the horrors of war; they know neither the loneliness nor the desperation. In the hell of submarine warfare, the alternatives are grim: you either emerge unscathed or you perish... Of the 40,000 men aboard German submarines in World War II, 30,000 did not return." (Official Synopsis)

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1981Rating: M149 minsGermanyGerman with English subtitles
DramaWarHistorical
Director:
Wolfgang Petersen ('The NeverEnding Story', 'Outbreak', 'In the Line of Fire', 'Air Force One', 'The Perfect Storm', 'Troy')
Writer:
Wolfgang Petersen
Cast:
Jürgen ProchnowHerbert GrönemeyerKlaus WennemannHubertus BengschMartin SemmelroggeBernd Tauber

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Das Boot | Reviews

Variety

Variety

A gripping, impressively detailed account of one harrowing voyage by a German U-boat during World War II.

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Total Film

Total Film

One of the most riveting, engrossing and revealing action/adventure movies ever made.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Das Boot is yet another moving testament to the wastefulness of battle.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

An exercise in pure craftsmanship.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Shot with absorbing veracity, the film alternates mundane claustrophobia - rarely has boredom been portrayed so rivetingly - with sequences of nerve-shredding tension.

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Das Boot | Release Details

Das Boot is now playing in 1 cinema in Australia. Das Boot is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and SBS On Demand and Prime Video Store.