Das Boot - Ungekurzte TV Fassung / The Boat - The Original Uncut TV Version (1985) 2 x Blu-Ray
Das Boot is a rare film, a film that tells a story of World War II from the German perspective. It shows the mission of U-96 in the winter of 1941 when the Battle of the Atlantic is turning towards Britain's favour. Britain is using the convoy system, having more supplies from the American merchant navy and the Britain navy is getting better armed, so starving the nation seems hopeless. The crew are on a simple mission of trying to sink as many British ships as possible whilst avoiding British patrol planes and destroyers. The focus of Das Boot is on the experienced war weary captain and Lieutenant Werner, a young war corespondent for the German military and an outside to their world. All the characters are individuals, treated with respected, even the only character who is a Nazi is treated like a human being. This is a complex drama about the moral of warfare and the collective spirit of serving in a submarine. It is a tough world where young men are serving in one of the most dangerous fields of war during World War II. This a conflict where they are long moments of boredom in a close environment. This can lead to conflict within the crew. Whilst when the U-Boat does find a convoy it can be a massive struggle between life and death for the whole crew.

2 x BD50 | 1080i AVC | 6 x 51 mins | 42.9 Gb + 41.2 Gb + 3% rec
Language: German, English
Subtitles: English

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
Country: West Germany
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War

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