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Das Boot

Release Date: February 10th, 1982

R|2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
A German submarine patrols the Atlantic Ocean during World War II, manned by a crew that must contend with tense conflicts and long stretches of confined boredom. While war correspondent Werner (Herbert Grönemeyer) observes day-to-day life aboard the U-boat, the grizzled captain (Jürgen Prochnow) struggles to maintain his own motivation as he attempts to keep the ship's morale up in the face of fierce battles, intense storms and dwindling supplies.

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Genres: War, Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, RCA/Columbia, Columbia TriStar Home Video

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  • Wolfgang Petersen's direction is an exercise in pure craftsmanship. [Director's Cut] show more

  • A great movie just got greater, thanks to this thorough restoration. [Director's Cut; 27 June 1997, p.D3]

  • Takes all of the drama and suspense inherent in a submarine-based story and delivers it in a near-perfect package, establishing Das Boot as not just a terrific adrenaline rush, but one of the best movies ever made. [Director's Cut] show more

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