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.
Now hear this. We're in pursuit of a convoy being tracked by U-32. Expect contact at 1800 hours. That is all.
Schwalle: We'll finally be able to get rid of these beauties! They're all ready for blast-off!
In the bordello sequence prior to the launch scene, swing music was being played. Under Hitler, swing or big band music was forbidden, and only German classical music could be played. However, popular music was common in such service clubs, especially outside Germany proper.
German, English, French
$68,369 (USA) (6 April 1997)
$11,487,676 (USA) (9 November 2013)
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