Das Boot (The Boat) (1981)
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Das Boot is one of the most gripping and authentic war movies ever made. Based on an autobiographical novel by German World War II photographer Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, the film follows the lives of a fearless U-Boat captain (Jurgen Prochnow) and his inexperienced crew as they patrol the Atlantic and Mediterranean in search of Allied vessels, taking turns as hunter and prey. There's very little plot, so the movie's power comes from both its riveting, epic battle scenes and its details of the
Sep 17, 1981 Wide
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Agripping, impressively detailed account of one harrowing voyage by a German U-boat during World War II.
Petersen's shooting style displays a breathtaking, if impersonal and faintly academic, virtuosity comparable to that of Lean or Coppola.
The film reaches right out to grab us by the neck and squeeze hard.
The execution is second to none; taut, claustrophobic and overwhelming.
Few war films are more potent than Das Boot...the ultimate submarine movie. [Blu-ray]
It is unlike any other war film in that it confines the audience in a confined submarine where we digest the fear and panic of the human beings on screen. In short, "Das Boot" is a religious experience.
Just as good, some say better, than the original classic.
Captures, perfectly, the claustrophobia of U-boat life.
Das Boot (The Boat) is a claustrophobic, tense, and dramatically gripping film about life aboard a German U-boat in World War 11.
The closest thing to being in real submarine combat that the movies will ever present.
Every sub movie owes a debt to Das Boot for mastering the genre and setting the bar for its contemporaries.
Widely imitated, never topped.
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