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A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War. Soon it becomes hunted itself. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits...
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It's one thing to fill a 90 minute film with relentless action, interesting and sympathetic characters, and a relatively fresh perspective on WWII, but to stretch that to 3.5 hours? And contain that action to little more than three small rooms? It's an amazing feat that Das Boot pulls off, and is justifiably labeled as not only one of the best German films ever made, but one of the best war films ever made (no small feat considering how crowded that category is).
Wolfgang Peterson plots Das Boot out to feel like a blockbuster - big explosions, manly men doing manly things, and a bombastic score. In other words, he did not squander…
Yeah, yeah. They keep together, balls in hand. And the belief in our Führer in their eyes.
I've only seen it once, but I am ready to call Das Boot one of the very finest war films I've ever seen in my entire life. I honestly think it ranks up there with Apocalypse Now, Paths of Glory and Full Metal Jacket but easily trumps all three in how it almost effortlessly brings to life the sheer terror and stress of the battlefield.
But in this case the battlefield is the unforgiving sea and the soldiers are sailors cramped inside a steamy dripping tin can that could be ruptured, blown up or sunk at any given moment. This is submarine warfare.…
I asked for it. 'To be heading into the inexorable... where no mother will care for us... no woman crosses our path... where only reality reigns... with cruelty and grandeur.' I was drunk with those words. Well, this is reality.
What exactly are you supposed to say about Das Boot that hasn't already been said? It's probably the greatest war movie told from "the other side" next to the original All Quiet on the Western Front.
The key to these films aren't their realistic portrayal of war, but their realistic portrayal of people. The characters in Das Boot are full of humanity and don't feel like glamorized or stereotypical war caricatures. Some of them have already gone through…
Das Boot sounds a lot better than The Boat. Watch this one in German because it sounds better that way. Subtitles aren't scary.
Novel adaptations are risky endeavors when the author doesn't like the actual film. Some things will be lost during the transfer from one medium to another. Most of the film takes place in a submarine that can only be described as a metal coffin. Claustrophobia certainly seems like a centerpiece accompanied by a tense atmosphere throughout. Truthfully, I haven't felt this kind of tension since the first time I saw Alien. Worth seeing unless you aren't a fan of tight spaces.
Naturally, I didn't recognize anyone with the exception of Jürgen Prochnow who usually plays a villain…
Note: This review is for the three hour and twenty eight minute director's cut.
Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot is a type of film that will force many viewers to deal with an interesting conundrum. You see the main characters who you spend the majority of the film with are part of a U-boat crew for Nazi Germany. Going into the film knowing that makes them difficult to root for or care about at first. We all know Nazi Germany is one of if not the worst regime in history. It's exceptionally difficult to give a shit about men or women who went to war for Hitler. The men in this film aren't like the evil Nazi soldiers you see in…
It's quite incredible when a film is able to sustain all of the tension and suspense in a 3.5 hour runtime. "The Boat" succeeds both as a action filled blockbuster and as a human drama thanks to it's dedicated cast and a intelligent script. A classic in the war genre, no doubt about it.
Damn good movie right here. Really impressed with the visuals and frantic camera-work that still lets you understand whats going on. High quality.
Claustrophobic and intense movie about a U-Boat crew at war. Still good after all these years since I first watched it, and one of Wolfgang Petersen's best movies to date.
Not for the Klaus-trophobic....
This WWII submarine thriller does it a little differently from the somewhat similar Run Silent Run Deep... this time, we are bottled up inside a German U-boat, experiencing all of the suspense, thrills, and drama from the enemy point-of-view.
I first saw Das Boot in my mid-to-late teens back when the movie first hit home video in the 80's. I think my friends and I weren't quite old enough and film-savvy enough to fully appreciate such a lengthy and subtitled film. In fact, it was probably the very first foreign cinema I ever saw, aside from the dubbed Bruce Lee flicks. A bit challenging for a newcomer.
The magnificent cast brings realism to the already gripping…
A great, intense film with a captivating performance by Jurgen Prochnow as the Captain.
Pretty much the same problem I had with Shadow of a Doubt: it was just too slow for me. Still good, but slow.
I watched the 150 minute theatrical version. And while this movie is excellent, i feel i can't give it a proper rating because there is a version with almost double the amount of screentime. When i watched the 193 minute uncut version, then i'll come back and write a proper review and i'll rate it.
But i'm sure i'm gonna like it.
One of the most amazing movies I've ever seen and the ending made it even better (despite the fact that it made me cry).
2:30 horas metido en un submarino nazi. Exclusiva para quien le llamó la atención esa frase. Supuesto dato: escuchar con audio comentarios.
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