Das Boot

Das Boot (1981)

Genres - Drama, History, War  |   Sub-Genres - Historical Film  |   Release Date - Sep 17, 1981  |   Run Time - 150 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Das Boot (German pronunciation: [das ˈboːt], German meaning "The Boat") is a 1981 German epic war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach, and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer and Klaus Wennemann. It has been exhibited both as a theatrical release and as a TV miniseries, and in several different home video versions of various running times.

An adaptation of Lothar-Günther Buchheim's 1973 German novel of the same name, the film is set during World War II and tells the fictional story of U-96 and its crew. It depicts both the excitement of battle and the tedium of the fruitless hunt, and shows the men serving aboard U-boats as ordinary individuals with a desire to do their best for their comrades and their country. The screenplay used an amalgamation of exploits from the real U-96, a Type VIIC-class U-boat.

Development began in 1979. Several American directors were considered three years earlier before the film was shelved. During production, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, the captain of the real U-96 and one of Germany's top U-boat "tonnage aces" during the war, and Hans-Joachim Krug, former first officer on U-219, served as consultants. One of Petersen's goals was to guide the audience through "a journey to the edge of the mind" (the film's German tagline Eine Reise ans Ende des Verstandes), showing "what war is all about".

Produced with a budget of 32 million DM (about $18.5 million), the film was released on September 17, 1981, and was later released in 1997 in a director's cut version supervised by Petersen. It grossed over $80 million worldwide between its theatrical releases and received critical acclaim. Its high production cost ranks it among the most expensive films in the history of German cinema.

Movie Info

Official Site

Budget

$14,000,000

Box Office

$11,487,676

Tags

Atlantic Ocean, Battle Of The Atlantic, Comrade, Convoy, Cult, Depth Charge, Destroyer, Duty, Film Based On A Novel, German Submarine, Gibraltar, Independent, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Mini, Naval Battle, Periscope, Sailor, Submarine, Submarine Film, Torpedo, True Stories, U Boat, War Correspondent

Attributes

Based On: Das Boot
Filming Location: Atlantic Ocean, North Sea
Narrative Location: La Rochelle
Subject: Anti-war about World War II, submarine warfare, World War II

Alternate Titles

A Odisseia do Submarino 96
PT
A tengeralattjáró
HU
Alghareb
EG
Anija
AL
Das Boot
AU, CA, EC, FR, DE, GR, HK, IN, ID, IL, ZA, SE, AE, GB, US
Das Boot - A tengeralattjáró
HU
Das Boot - Director's Cut
DE
Das Boot - The Director's Cut
GB, US
Das Boot - Υποβρύχιο U-96: Επιστροφή στην κόλαση
GR
De andere kant van de oorlog
NL
El barco
AR, PE
El submarí
ES
El submarino
MX, ES
Keshti
IR
Le bateau
CA, FR
Mukaddes Vazife
TR
O Barco: Inferno no Mar
BR
Okręt
PL
Podmornica
HR, RS, SI, YU
Ponorka
CZ, SK
Povandeninis laivas
LT
Submarinul
RO
Sukellusvene U-96
FI
Sukellusvene U-96 - Director's Cut
FI
Suvosti kemasi
UZ
The Boat
DE, IN, KR, PH, SG, TH, GB, US
To ypovryhio
GR
Trận Chiến Tàu Ngầm
VN
U-96 el submarino infernal
PE
U-båden
DK
U-båt 96
FI
U-Boat 96 (The Boat)
US
U-Boot 96
IT
U-Bot: Denizaltı
TR
U-Bôto
JP
Ubåten
NO, SE
U・ボート
JP
Ypovryhio U-96: Epistrofi stin kolasi
GR
Υποβρύχιο U-96: Επιστροφή στην κόλαση
GR
Пiдводний човен
UA
Подводная лодка
RU
Подводницата U-96
BG
Подморница
RS, YU
ดาส โบท
TH
อู 96 นรกใต้สมุทร
TH
从海底出击
CN
從海底出擊
TW
특전 유보트
KR
특전U보트
KR
특전유보트
KR