In 1942, U-Boats (German submarines) are trying their best to disrupt and destroy British shipping. But cramped quarters, poor command support, and improved Allied escort ships make things increasingly tougher for the German sailors. Captain-Lieutenant Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (Prochnow) has much contempt for the Nazis, but he and his crew try to do their best to carry out their mission. Young journalist Lt. Werner (Gronemeyer) rides along on U-96 to do a story on the crew, but battles damage the sub and endanger the lives of everyone aboard. This is an ultra-realistic, claustrophobic 1981 nailbiter, made by and starring Germans, that earned an unprecedented six Oscar nominations.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
"The" classic submarine movie, directed by Wolfgang Petersen. A young German journalist in World War II is sent aboard the U-96 to write an article for the German propaganda ministry. The movie follows his exposure to the danger and fear of submarine warfare. The real star of this movie is Jurgen Prochnow, who plays the grizzled captain of the U-96. Das Boot follows the U-96 through a series of excruciatingly tense encounters in the North Atlantic. This movie is both a classic war film, a nail-biting thriller, and a powerful movie demonstrating the tragedy of war.
The review of this Movie prepared by Matthew