R | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.
The film omits references to a scene in the novel where Lieutenant Werner reads some of the First Officer's diary and in fact gains respect for the man who is otherwise generally disliked by the other officers.
Phillip, the old bunch is gone. Look at these new heroes. All wind and smoke. Just big mouths.
Thomsen: Yeah, yeah. They keep together, balls in hand. And the belief in our Führer in their eyes.
Captain: They will know in time.
The airplane attacking the submarine at night, while it attempts to cross Gibraltar looks like a Hawker Hurricane. Gibraltar was home to 202 RAF Squadron which was equipped with Anti-submarine planes only, like Consolidated Catalina or Short Sunderland.
German, English, French
$68,369 (USA) (6 April 1997)
$11,487,676 (USA) (9 November 2013)