R | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.
The human figures on the 35 foot model were modified Barbie (or rather Ken) dolls.
We'll have Christmas in ltaly.
Ario: We've got to get there first!
Ullman: And so?
Ario: Gibraltar! Use your brain, you idiot! That strait... It's like the eye of a needle. We'll never slip through there.
When the allied destroyer attacks, there are underwater shots showing the hull from below. The depiction of the fluid flow in these shots is incorrect. The waves around the hull move way too fast, revealing it's a ship model of smaller dimensions than a full-scale ship.
A 210 minutes Director's Cut has been re-released in USA on April 4th, 1997.
Music by Ray Henderson
German, English, French
$68,369 (USA) (6 April 1997)
$11,487,676 (USA) (9 November 2013)
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