Das Boot (TV Mini-Series 1985)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Drama, Thriller, War


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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.

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27 August 2001 | george-102
10
| The ultimate war film
If you want an action movie, watch something else. Das Boot reflects what war must really be like, showing not just the 1% of terror and confusion, but also the 99% sitting around waiting for things to happen. It is also the best if not only explanation I know, of how honourable men could have fought for the Nazis.

I have now seen "Das Boot" 4 times. The first time was the "Director's Cut" with subtitles. Since then I have learnt German, so each time I watch the film I understand it better. It is still very difficult to follow, and a great deal passes me by; I think this film probably has the hardest German of any of the 50 or so German-language films I've seen. This is part of its authenticity; you don't expect people to speak Standard High German when they think they may die horribly in the next five minutes.

The original mini-series has about the same amount of action as the Director's Cut, but a great deal more explanation and character development. For example, the Captain gets to comment on his actions towards the English sailors from the sinking oil-tanker. I think the sound of the Director's Cut was redone for Dolby-7, so the noises seem to come from all around and at times make you want to hide under the seat. However in all other respects, I think the mini-series is very much better than the Director's Cut, brilliant though that is.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

24 February 1985

Language

German


Country of Origin

West Germany, France, UK, Italy

Filming Locations

Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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