Das Boot Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wenneman

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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.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Spain Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   submarining Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   ocean ship battles Unusual forms of death    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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