Das Boot

Das Boot (1981)

8.3 218,593
R
2h 29min
Adventure Drama Thriller

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

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Das Boot (1981)

8.3 218,593
R
2h 29min
Adventure Drama Thriller War

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow Herbert Grönemeyer Klaus Wennemann

Writers: Lothar G. Buchheim

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

StoryLine

SmhIt 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 wbof 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.

Cast

Writers: Lothar G. Buchheim

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Actors

  • Jürgen Prochnow

    Jürgen Prochnow

    Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte
  • Herbert Grönemeyer

    Herbert Grönemeyer

    Lt. Werner - Correspondent
  • Klaus Wennemann

    Chief Engineer Fritz Grade
  • Hubertus Bengsch

    1st Lieutenant - Number One-1WO
  • Martin Semmelrogge

    Martin Semmelrogge

    2nd Lieutenant - 2WO
  • Bernd Tauber

    Bernd Tauber

    Kriechbaum - Chief Quartermaster-Navigator
  • Erwin Leder

    Erwin Leder

    Johann
  • Martin May

    Ullman
  • Heinz Hoenig

    Heinz Hoenig

    Hinrich (as Heinz Hönig)
  • Uwe Ochsenknecht

    Uwe Ochsenknecht

    Chief Bosun
  • Claude-Oliver Rudolph

    Claude-Oliver Rudolph

    Ario
  • Jan Fedder

    Jan Fedder

    Pilgrim
  • Ralf Richter

    Frenssen (as Ralph Richter)
  • Joachim Bernhard

    Joachim Bernhard

    Preacher
  • Oliver Stritzel

    Oliver Stritzel

    Schwalle

Details

Genres
Adventure Drama Thriller War
Official Website
http://www.dasboot.com/
Country
West Germany
Languages
German
Filming Locations
Bodensee, Bavaria, Germany
Also Known As
The Boat
Budget
DEM32,000,000
Gross
$11,487,676
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Color
Color
Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1
Production Company
Bavaria Film
Twin Bros. Productions
Radiant Film GmbH
Taglines
When the hunters become the hunted
Plot Keywords
submarine movie
submarine
u boat
tension
claustrophobic setting