The Boat (Das Boot)

Dir: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer
150mins   1981   West Germany   12A   German   

Part of Robert's Genre Club

A German submarine patrols the Atlantic Ocean during World War II, manned by a crew that must contend with tense conflicts and long stretches of confined boredom.

While war correspondent Werner observes day-to-day life aboard the U-boat, the grizzled captain struggles to maintain his own motivation as he attempts to keep the ship's morale up in the face of fierce battles, intense storms and dwindling supplies.

'The execution is second to none; taut, claustrophobic and overwhelming' - Nick De Semlyen, Empire


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