The Boat

Das Boot
by Wolfgang Petersen2h291981Germany

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It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Set Decoration : Rolf Zehetbauer, Götz Weidner
    • Production Compagny : WestDeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
    • Director : Wolfgang Petersen
    • Scenario : Wolfgang Petersen
    • Original Work Author : Lothar G. Buchheim
    • Photo Director : Jost Vacano
    • Distributor : Sony Pictures
    • Costume Design : Monika Bauert
    • Sound Recorder : Milan Bor
    • Editing : Hannes Nikel
    • Original Music : Klaus Doldinger
    • Producer : Michael Bittins
    • Executive Producer : Günter Rohrbach
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1981
    • French release date : 17 février 1982
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : German

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