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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.

Cast: Jürgen Prochnow , Herbert Grönemeyer , Klaus Wennemann , Hubertus Bengsch , Martin Semmelrogge , Bernd Tauber , Erwin Leder , Martin May

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Genres: War, Drama

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

Das Boot (1981)

Release Date: February 10th, 1982|2 hr. 30 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A visually spectacular film, distinguished by strong performances and brilliant Steadicam photography that snakes through the U-boat as its patrols the North Atlantic during World War II. [Director's Cut] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

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

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
    Report This User

    Tense and exciting, non-stop. Well made in every way.

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