Das Boot (1981)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller


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


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  • Erwin Leder in Das Boot (1985)
  • Wolfgang Petersen in Das Boot (1981)
  • Jürgen Prochnow and Heinz Hoenig in Das Boot (1985)
  • Ortwin Freyermuth and Hannes Nikel in Das Boot (1981)
  • Erwin Leder and Claude-Oliver Rudolph in Das Boot (1985)

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay), Lothar G. Buchheim (novel)

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Wolfgang Petersen set out to cut down the German TV mini series version of the film to the 3 hour 26 feature director's cut, he discovered that the original music soundtrack had been lost due to film melt. Original soundtrack composer Klaus Doldinger painstakingly archived ... ...


Quotes

Captain: Now it's their turn.


Goofs

The Enigma machine shown is a 4-rotor type. The film is set in the autumn of 1941. The 4-rotor type was not introduced until the 1 February 1942. Prior to that 3-rotor types were used.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Drama | Thriller | War

Details

Release Date:

10 February 1982

Language

German, English, French


Country of Origin

West Germany

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,369 (USA) (4 April 1997)

Gross:

$11,433,134 (USA) (25 April 1997)

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