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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  • Edwige Pierre and Martin Semmelrogge in Das Boot (1985)
  • Wolfgang Petersen in Das Boot (1981)
  • Ortwin Freyermuth and Hannes Nikel in Das Boot (1981)
  • Jan Fedder and Heinz Hoenig in Das Boot (1981)
  • Ortwin Freyermuth and Hannes Nikel in Das Boot (1981)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



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

Lt. Werner: What's going on? Why are we diving?
2nd Lieutenant: Hydrophone check. At sea, even in a storm you can hear more down here than you can see up there.


Goofs

Towards the end of the film, while the Captain is in close-up, a blonde woman's head can be seen in the lower-left corner. She is the prop girl.

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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