Das Boot: Season 1 (2018)

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Das Boot possesses the atmospheric pressure of its cinematic forebear while adding new depth to its compelling ensemble, making for a riveting international production.

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User Ratings: 60

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Air date: Jun 17, 2019

It is Autumn 1942 in the occupied French port of La Rochelle. U-612 is preparing for its first voyage led by Captain Klaus Hoffmann, who feels pressure to live up to his father?s legacy. Elsewhere on the base, Simone Strasser begins work as a translator.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2019

Aboard U-612, the men are adjusting to their new lives as a tense disagreement arises. In La Rochelle, Simone finds herself caught between Forster, local head of the Gestapo; the mysterious Carla Monroe; and the entanglements her brother left behind.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2019

Following the completion of a mission, the U-612 crew is reeling from a tragic death, adjusting to their new passenger Samuel Greenwood, and witnessing further strain among the leadership. On land, Simone continues to uncover shocking discoveries.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2019

The residents of La Rochelle struggle to recover following an explosion, and Simone finds herself torn between alliances to Forster and Carla. On U-612, tensions are at a breaking point following a disastrous confrontation with the enemy.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2019

As the crew celebrates the departure of one passenger, they are startled by the reappearance of another. Meanwhile on land, Carla tries to convince Simone that there are sacrifices to be made in the battle for power and begins to plot her next move.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2019

Trapped below the angry, ominous rumble of a destroyer, the outlook is bleak for the crew of U-612. They must now work together to find a way out with the odds stacked against them. In La Rochelle, Simone begins to come to terms with her new double life.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2019

Details of the U-612 losing control and sending for help reaches shore and Forster has the task of breaking the news to Simone. As they spend more time together, a startling discovery raises suspicions about Simone?s true involvement in the resistance.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2019

As U-612 prepares to return home, they have the chance to reflect on the events that occurred. Will the fragmented crew be able to agree on a story? On land, Simone feels desperate as she is forced to make important choices for the future of her family.

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Cast & Crew

Johannes W. Betz
Screenplay
August Wittgenstein
Karl Tennstedt
Stefan Konarske
Ulrich Wrangel
Tom Wlaschiha
Hagen Forster
David Luther
Camera
Tony Saint
Screenplay
Rick Okon
Klaus Hoffmannn
Lizzy Caplan
Carla Monroe
Vicky Krieps
Simone Strasser
Philip Birnstiel
Schiller
Benedikt Röskau
Screenplay
Carrie Fisher
Leia Organa
Steve Yedlin
Camera
Rian Johnson
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Critic Reviews for Das Boot Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (15)

Submarine warfare is cramped, dirty, and dangerous even without enemy attacks, and Das Boot brings all the tension and frustrations to gritty life.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Each episode is like a shot of something very illegal to my arm. Played in more than one language, by an international cast, the miracle is, moreover, that it also allows you to feel vaguely hopeful about the future for whole minutes at a time.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Both the movie and the series are drawn from Lothar-Günther Buchheim's 1973 novel - allowing "Das Boot" to broaden its action well beyond the U-boat.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The narrative of Das Boot hews so slavishly to convention that one can basically game out the season by the end of episode three or four. And at that point, one has to ask: Why tell this story at all?

Jun 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Each character has layers beneath what we first see. Some scenes are blunt in their depiction of violence - there's sex and nudity too - and throughout there's a livid tension.

Jun 21, 2019 | Full Review…

The series is nowhere near as grabby. But it does explore similar themes, which are still worth engaging... again, for those willing to make the effort.

Jun 17, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Slow and steady WWII drama aims for depth over flair.

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With the focus constantly shifting between the characters and conflicts in all sections of the ship, this story is a constantly surprising and a thoroughly satisfying tour of duty.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The budget is big, the scenery is immersive, and the acting is competent.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Not a masterpiece like the original, but if you like war shows, it's a doozy.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The Das Boot series is just flat-out boring.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

This "Das Boot" is worth taking a deep dive into.

Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Das Boot: Season 1

  • Aug 01, 2020
    Great series. Nice to see a high quality and gritty non English show. Kept my attention throughout.
  • May 23, 2020
    This was an unexpectedly great series. The story is strong throughout, many unexpected storylines throughout, and some great submarine action. Recommended!
  • Aug 18, 2019
    Great cast, fresh plot, fantastic costumes. I am claustrophobic already. No wonder why Winston Churchill feared the "U-boot" more than anything else.
  • Jul 15, 2019
    Das Boot manages to be a war story, a thriller and a love story all at once, as it takes nuanced looks at complicated relationships throughout. International series are not for everybody, particularly those who don't want to bother with subtitles, but Das Boot not only mixes that up rather cleverly but is just a flat-out entertaining, well-told drama that's filled with surprises. Das Boot possesses the atmospheric pressure of its cinematic forebear while adding new depth to its compelling ensemble, making for a riveting international production.
  • Jul 03, 2019
    Really liked the atmosphere more than the plot. It is more of a period piece about life in occupied France in some ways. Liked the French and German language with sub-titles, Interesting characters and scenes. If you like foreign films this won't disappoint.
  • Jun 23, 2019
    It should be re-titled "Das Bullshit" or "Lesbian Love in the French Resistance."
  • Jun 22, 2019
    Unlike the gritty realistic original series, this modern, politically correct, technically inaccurate, history revisionist, pulp nonsense has a plot so full of holes that it should have remained submerged..
  • Mar 27, 2019
    I remember my dad loving this when I was a kid, so was curious to see where they went with it. Turns out, they did a pretty good job. I particularly enjoy how unashamedly multilingual it is. It just feel right to me, the seamless slipping between languages. More broadly, the plot hit the usual highs and lows, with modern sensibilities, a powerful reminder of how thankful many of us should be not to be living through that awful era.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    Like an ice cream Sunday with a cherry on the top Das Boot looks good, smells good, tastes good but is not really good for your health. For the most part the casting is competent, the cinematography not clumsy, but the plot and dialog are insipid, vacuous, vile, and insulting to the viewer's intelligence (whether they realize it or not). The writers and others responsible for this dreck seem to been inspired by the Matrix and Terminator films with their post apocalyptic patois - Particularly the subplot involving the Sarah Connor / Ripley / Matrix chick heroin (sic). Not even the metronomic gratuitous lingering shots of breasts, sexual violence, and lesbian sex stir purient interest.
  • Mar 16, 2019
    A brilliant series of unmissable action and suspense. It���������s great that they have adapted this new version with both land and maratime story lines. A tremendous cast that draw you in from the start. Watch all episodes within a few days as I could not stop watching it! Roll on season two which I hear has only recently been commissioned.

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