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Das Boot
West Germany
Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, History, War
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Wolfgang Petersen
Jürgen Prochnow as Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte
Herbert Grönemeyer as Lt. Werner - Correspondent
Klaus Wennemann as Chief Engineer Fritz Grade - Der Leitende-Der LI
Hubertus Bengsch as 1st Lieutenant - Number One-1WO
Martin Semmelrogge as 2nd Lieutenant - 2WO
Bernd Tauber as Kriechbaum - Chief Quartermaster-Navigator
Erwin Leder as Johann
Martin May as Ullman
Heinz Hoenig as Hinrich (as Heinz Hönig)
Uwe Ochsenknecht as Chief Bosun
Jan Fedder as Pilgrim
Ralf Richter as Frenssen
Joachim Bernhard as Preacher
Storyline: It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so-called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy British shipping. With better escorts of the destroyer class, however, German U-boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of the crew of one such U-Boat, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers and attempted to accomplish impossible missions, all the while attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.
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A True Reflection of a U-boat crews life
This film is an absolute piece of art. Unlike so many war films it does not make heros of one side and villains of the other instead it focuses on the the emotions of the crew and how each one goes from being exhilarated in one moment to terrified in the next. The acting is absolutely first class the characters totally believable and although u do not get to completely identify each of them you really do start to imagine what life on board a WWII u-boat in the latter part of the war must have been like. The sense of fear and anxiety is their for u 2 see in the eyes of these sailors whose faces are covered with a mix of sweat and oil The absolute horror on their faces when they test the sub to depths beyond that of the original trials: just gripping! For me at least this is definitely one of the most realistic war-films ever and also probably the best.
The Best Submarine Movie & One of the Best War Movies!
This movie is a breaking point at Wolfgang Peterson's career .. it gave him a guaranteed 1st class ticket to Hollywood.

whatever I say will never do this movie justice but I'll give it a try anyway.

The acting was wonderful . especially by Jürgen Prochnow ..

Watching this timeless masterpiece .. bringing WW2 to life is amazing .. how realistic can movies be? This movie captures even the spirit of WW2 .. Hitler .. The Third Reich .. everything.

Germans built the best submarines in the world .. so, no wonder that they made the best submarine movie.

This movie is lengthy but enjoyable & exciting.

The music is wonderful.

What else can I say? .. it is a masterpiece! .. two thumbs up! ..

Just watch it .. you wont regret it.
It made me cheer for the Nazis, I felt the lack of fresh air aboard the sub, I cried as I was being whipped
Jürgen Prochnow plays his part superbly, and if I'm not mistaken it was this part which propelled him on to Hollywood. Appreciate a WWII-movie with actual Germans playing the parts of the Germans - When the movie was dubbed into English for USA and UK distribution, all of the principal actors actually dubbed their own voices into English.

Bear in mind that German submarines had the highest rate of casualties all through the war. We all despite submariners due to their predatory stalking attacks, as well as none of us envy them their deaths below the surface when the hull breaks and the ship implodes, drowning the men in the cold dark sea ...

A testimony to the very special men that served and still serves in these ships, no matter what flag they carry.
Easily Best Sub Movie
Submarine films are usually good, even if they're bad, and this is the best, and it's not bad at all. Few films have such great art direction that you can feel the temperature actually depicted in the scene, and smell the setting as well. Here you can smell diesel fuel, fifty men and hot metal. The sound effects are fantastic, no other film has ever shown depth charges like this one, and has captured the terror of what it must have been like to ride one out.

Another example of perfect casting, the faces of the crewmen are unforgettable, so you don't get them all mixed up, which is a problem in war films depicting a lot of men in one place. This is very different from today's movies where everyone has that 24 year old bland overfed and overexercised southern California look. The guys in the sub here look pale and exhausted, stressed out and sick after weeks at sea. Still, they come across as very likable, which helps to identify with them as they face such danger from the enemy and the elements.

I saw this film in 1982, but I think it was a shorter version, it was released at a time when there was very little interest in warfare so it was rare to see something so compelling. I saw the 200 minute version recently and was amazed at the length, to me I thought I had just watched maybe a 90 minute movie. That's a sign of how intense the story is. I also preferred the German language version.
An essay in suspense
Adapted from a mini-series, Das Boot ranks not just as one of the best war films, but one of the best suspense films of all time.

Apart from some scene-setting at the start, Director Wolfgang Peterson centres all the action on the U-boat itself. The crew are cut off, with only the pings of sonar and the creaks from the hull to connect them to the outside world. They are trapped in a cramped, claustrophobic tube, a million miles from the cavernous interiors normally portrayed in submarine films. This is a submarine where people sleep 2 to a cot; where supplies litter the interior; where water sluices across the floor; where the sweat and fear is palpable.

The crew are portrayed as professionals doing a job. These are not Nazi zealots, but cynical and hardened to their job. In one telling scene, the U-boat retreats from a recently torpedoed convoy, dooming its crew to certain death. Jurgen Prochnow's restrained performance shows that he has no choice, and that this choice is not a happy one. The only Nazi zealot amongst the crew (an SS intelligence officer and ex-Hitler Youth leader) is soon subdued and eventually proves his worth. (The other officers tease him by singing along to Allied crowd-pleasers like "A long way to Tipperary").

The photography is superb, with a steadicam ranging up and down the sub in a way that conveys just how small and cramped it is.

There are some standout set-pieces, where the submarine is under depth-charge attack from British destroyers. These rank as some of the most suspenseful sequences every committed to film - expertly acted, edited, and with breath-taking sound design. You will share in the crew's horror as the U-boat plummets to the bottom, with rivets popping and engines dead.

The film spends a remarkable amount of time on character development. The clean-cut crew soon become haggard and tense; one key character snaps and derelicts his duty, risking court-martial; there is a sense of what each crew member has lost in the war. There is a jarring sequence where the U-boat sneaks into a neutral port to resupply from a German merchant vessel, and these gaunt and dirty ghosts are invited to a feast; their contempt for the self-satisfied merchant officers is palpable.

There are few weaknesses. The visual effects don't match up to the rest of the production and are occasionally distracting. The ending is abrupt and rather shocking.

Not just a must-see, but a film that bears repeated viewings.
A masterpiece which should be required viewing
I was fourteen when this film was released, and even then, I remember hearing how wonderful it was. Watching a foreign film at that age was out of the question, though! Now, twenty-one years and several foreign films later, I finally saw this film. To say that it did not disappoint in the least is a grossly unfair understatement..

I watched the director's cut DVD, and I can't imagine shaving anything from this version without the impact being felt, so my advice is to watch this version if possible. Another benefit of this version is the remastered sound; while I usually wince when a movie's sound is listed as one of its chief merits (I would hope that, oh, PLOT might be more important!), sound is absolutely vital to the enormous impact this movie gives the viewer. Whether it's the thunderous explosion of enemy depth charges bombarding the sub or the nail-biting silence of the crew as they try to determine the whereabouts of their enemy, sound is of paramount importance to this story. Those of you with Dolby digital systems will not be disappointed.

So, what about character development and plot? No film is worth watching without those elements, and Wolfgang Peterson and his team fully grasped this. There must be at least twenty minutes of film before the crew even steps aboard the sub, and during this time, we are being introduced to the captain and his crew. The crew are predominantly men in name only. They are, for all intents and purposes, boys, and that fact is a major theme throughout the film, as we watch their gleeful boyhood faces turn to those of terrified older men as they see what war really is. By the end of the movie, you know and care about these people, despite the fact that they are (let's face it) our enemies from a war most of us never lived. We never see them as Nazis, or even Germans for that matter; had Peterson delved right into the sub without giving these characters the depth (no pun intended) they deserve, we wouldn't feel the tensions that they feel during the story.and make no mistake, you will feel them. The plot? The less I say, the better the movie will be for you. Suffice to say, being on a U-boat must be like the phrase I heard describing what it is like being an anesthesiologist: 99% boredom combined with 1% sheer terror. The percentages are altered in this movie for obvious reasons, but you get to experience both. What's amazing is that even the slow points of the film are nothing less than riveting.

At three and a half hours and with its being subtitled, most people wouldn't touch this movie with a stick. What a shame. At the time of my writing, this is number 37 on imdb's lit of all time films. That should be enough to convince anyone to see this. Enjoy!
Take it from a real submariner-
on modern "boats" life isn't easy- but compared to the living hell that the German U-Boats were, modern submariners have nothing to complain about. People in certain professions don't like to watch movies about those professions (Doctors and Nurses shy away from hospital dramas, for example). Submarine sailors are different. We love to watch every submarine movie ever made, from "Run Silent, Run Deep" and "Destination: Tokyo" to "The Hunt For Red October", "Crimson Tide" and "U-571". Why? Because we can always use a good laugh. For those in the know, submarine movies are usually absolutely hilarious. Except this one. After being in the Navy for four years, serving with around 350 different men, and being acquainted with a further 200-300, all of them submarine sailors, I think that I can state with absolute certainty that this film is the ONLY submarine movie that ALL submariners take seriously. And that is the highest praise a movie like this can possibly get.
Immersive and unforgettable masterpiece
I haven't read the novel, so I base this upon the Director's Cut, which is the only release I have watched. Yes, it's three hours and fifteen minutes long. And let me tell you, it is completely worth it. The development of character and build-up of atmosphere and mood are among the best ever seen in this medium. You care about the entire crew, and they have varied personalities and every last one of them is credible. Including a reporter lets them occasionally explain something the audience needs to understand without it standing out, and apart from that, he is also someone you feel for. There are no good or bad guys in this, there are only *people*. Human beings. And you experience the terror that actual submarine crews did, as well as the filth and the claustrophobia. All without any of it getting excessive. This is intense and extremely well-paced. It manages to not overwhelm the audience to the point of over-stimulation. You don't merely witness how little room they have to move around, how two men cannot pass each other at certain parts lest they both squeeze up against the wall and move sideways, you *experience* it. If you are not OK with closed spaces, you may not want to take your chances with a viewing of this. It's exceptionally well-shot, from start to finish. The authenticity is astonishing. I understand that this really happened, and is a combination of two true stories. Exposition is delivered smoothly, and this is well-told all the way. There is occasional humor, to lighten the tension slightly. I don't want to risk giving too much plot away, so this is all I will reveal: This follows a group of young men, inexperienced rookies, on their first mission on a sub, under a veteran captain. This is well-made all the way, and it was the perfect decision to do it almost completely in sequence. The sound design is amazing, in a class of its own. Every acting performance is flawless, and it's no wonder that Prochnow got several American roles after this came out. The DVD offers a dub in English(by the same cast, I understand), though I chose to hear the original German. It also contains a trailer, a six minute featurette of sorts, about the DC edition, and a subtitled, highly informational and also fun commentary track with Wolfgang, Jürgen and Ortwin Freyermuth who produced this version of the film. This has relatively infrequent strong language and is disturbing, sometimes violent and bloody, and most definitely not for the faint of heart. I recommend this to anyone who likes anti-war movies. Unquestionably Petersen's greatest achievement. 10/10
bloody brilliant
all i can say is..

i love this film...

this movie and others like Stalingrad, cross of iron and downfall, to name a few, are more entertaining and "gritty" than all the pro alliance Gung-ho for America movies that have been churned out since the end of the second world war. i say this not as a political point but as an honest opinion...

how many times can you sit and watch America/england with America take the beaches etc... the Germans were in the war too... my granddad even said that a bridge too far wasn't realistic and he WAS THERE IN ARNHAM. all the political correctness seems to have overridden the basic truth in movies, if it is based on real events then make it real... Das Boot gave you the claustrophobic feeling of being in a 1940's Uboat in the north sea/Atlantic ocean, hunting whilst being hunted.

the acting is suburb and the tension between the actors at times is brilliant. truly capturing what it might have been like in the sub.

i would recommend this movie to anyone. regardless of their movie reference.
Masterpiece,down as one of my best films of all time.
INTRO It's 1941,World War ll and the battle for the Atlantic is turning against the Germans. Nevertheless the German high Command orders more and more U-boats (submarines) into battle from their ports in occupied France.

40,000 German sailors served on U-boats during World War ll.

30,000 never returned.

DAS BOOT (THE BOAT) This Film was first broadcast back in 1981 on German television as a mini series which became so popular that it has now been viewed all over the world. This mini series was cut down by almost half, to be made into a feature film (plently long at 200mins). Das Boot, The Director's cut takes you onboard a claustrophobic submarine during the mayhem of 1941 when British destroyers (ships) were getting much more sophisticated with radar and sonar thus being able to detect deeper into the sea. The atmosphere on the U-96,one of the famed German U-boats known as The Grey Wolves is captivating and as the film proceeds you will begin to enjoy the entrancing ride of these sailors as they launch torpedos and endure heavy depth charges in retaliation (make sure you've got the volume up). All the German crew and especially the Capt-Lt Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (Jurgen Prochnow) give truly enthralling performances. This film really does take you on a journey with many edgy moments including an emotional trip to the sea bed when they are hit by a depth charge.

THE DIRECTING The director Wolfgang Petersen does an outstanding job to keep you inches from the action inside the submarine,all the cameras are in the right places at the right time. The panning shots that follow the crew running from one end of the submarine to the other are breathtaking. I was a bit disappointed that it didn't pick up an Oscar for best director as in my books the direction is unparalleled, it however was nominated for best Director, best Cinematography.

THE MUSIC The music is second to none,absolutely spot on with the help from Klaus Doldinger. when I hear the opening music to Das Boot it always gives me goose pimples (very stimulating). .To me the music from Das Boot is as absorbing, if not more, than the famous music in Jaws the film.

LANGUAGES Das Boot was filmed in German and for me that's the best format (watching with subtitles) although if you're feeling lazy you can opt for dubbed English which is done very well.

DAS BOOT (SUPERBIT) I had the pleasure to watch this film at my relatives,who has an HD television and a superbit DVD player.and I cannot stress how much better it is. The picture and sound are stunning, razor sharp and its hard to believe that what your watching is not live in your room. I will definitely be buying this Superbit technology when the prices come down a little.

DVD INFO Running time 200mins Sound 5.1 DTS /surround Dolby Digital Widescreen 1:85. Rated 15

EXTRA FEATURES Director's Commentary (Wolfgang Petersen) Featurette Theatrical Trailer

SUMMARY Das Boot (Director's cut) DVD is a Masterpiece,down as one of my best films of all time. With its mesmerizing music and riveting tense wartime action that will keep you spellbound for the full 200mins. I fully recommend this film and with Superbit technology it's awesome. The price of Das Boot (Superbit) DVD is £16.99 at choices UK but always compare prices when buying DVD's (kelkoo.co.uk) also ebay is great for finding a bargin.
📹 Das Boot full movie HD download 1981 - Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin Leder, Martin May, Heinz Hoenig, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Jan Fedder, Ralf Richter, Joachim Bernhard, Oliver Stritzel - West Germany. 📀