Das Boot (1981)

8.71 / Rated by 7 people

149 min.
Plot  The story is told from the viewpoint of Lt. Werner (Herbert Grönemeyer), who has been assigned as a war correspondent on the German submarine ''U-96'' in October 1941. He meets its captain (Jürgen Prochnow), chief engineer (Klaus Wennemann), and the crew in a French nightclub. Thomsen (Otto Sander), another captain, gives a crude drunken speech to celebrate his ''Ritterkreuz'' award, in which he openly mocks Winston Churchill and implicitly Adolf Hitler.

The next morning, they sail out of the harbour of La Rochelle to a cheering crowd and playing band. Werner is given a tour of the boat. As time passes, he observes ideological differences between the new crew members and the hardened veterans, particularly the captain, who is embittered and cynical about the war. The new men, including Werner, are often mocked by the rest of the crew, who share a tight bond. After days of boredom, the crew is excited by another U-boat's spotting of an enemy convoy. They soon locate a British d...



Jürgen Prochnow
Herbert Grönemeyer
Leutnant Werner
Herbert Grönemeyer
Erwin Leder
Obermaschinist Johann
Otto Sander
Kapitänleutnant Philipp Thomsen
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An Oberleutnant aboard the Weser (uncredited)


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Das Boot
English Original Title

Release Dates


West Germany




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montbravo reviewed Das Boot (1981) / 21.09.2015

Henüz yanina yaklasabilen yok :) Türünün en iyi örnegidir.

montbravo rated Das Boot (1981) with 9.5 stars / 02.01.2015

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