R | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.
The character of Phillip Thomsen is very loosely based on Heinz Hirsacker, the real life commander of U-572. Hirsacker was not as noble or brave as Thomsen is portrayed in the film and was never awarded a combat decoration for his U-Boat service, ... ...
Do you have a sense of romantic?
Lt. Werner: Excuse me?
Captain: There, the empty house next to the warehouse. is that for you?
Lt. Werner: Not that I would know, isn't that area out of bounds?
Captain: Oh yes.
When they meet the other U-boat at sea, Werner and the 2nd Lt. report it off the port bow even though clearly looking and pointing to starboard.
German, English, French
$68,369 (USA) (6 April 1997)
$11,487,676 (USA) (9 November 2013)
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