Das Boot

"Extraordinary"

Das Boot Review


It's always weird to see the enemy as the good guy, and Das Boot leaps out as probably the greatest example of this up until Schindler's List. This time the Nazis are at sea, faced with the claustrophobia and filth of a German U-Boat, trying to figure out what the hell Hitler is doing back home while they sink English ships in the Atlantic. Its story fraught with peril and its characters full of doubt, this is a far cry from the unbridled patriotism of aw-shucks flicks like U-571. Every sub movie owes a debt to Das Boot (at nearly 3 1/2 hours long, it was originally intended as a TV miniseries) for mastering the genre and setting the bar for its contemporaries.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 149 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 10th February 1982

Box Office Worldwide: $85M

Budget: $14M

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Production compaines: Bavaria Film, Radiant Film GmbH, Süddeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Twin Bros. Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Fresh: 45 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer: , Günter Rohrbach

Starring: as Kapitän-Leutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, Herbert Grönemeyer as Leutnant Werner, as Der Leitende/Fritz Grade, as 1WO, as 2WO, as Kriechbaum/Navigator, as Johann, as Ullmann, Heinz Hoenig as Hinrich, as Bosun, Claude-Oliver Rudolph as Ario, Jan Fedder as Pilgrim, Ralf Richter as Frenssen, as Phillip Thomsen, as Leutnant Müller

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