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When the hunters become the hunted
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…
Down there it’s dark. And silent. There are no windows in a submarine. You can’t look out. You don’t know where you are. You don’t know what’s ahead of you or behind you. Even your fancy periscope cannot help you when you’re deep in the ocean. It is just you and the iron giant that like a mother’s womb embraces you and promises to protect you. Down there you don’t even have enough space to sleep or move or eat. Everything’s haywire. And in such a place you must trust your most primitive instincts to survive. Things can end any moment. And when the end comes you don’t even have enough time to prepare for it. It just comes…
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…
I'm not sure where Mark got his copy because I'm not aware of a four and a half hour long version. There's a five hour version, but that's not the one I watched, which was the three and a half hour version they have on Mubi currently.
It's one of those films where there are about half a million dozen different versions knocking about and where nobody can agree on what the best version is. I don't know which version I watched first time round about 20 years ago, but I suspect it was the two and a half hour version. I also watched a few episodes of the version BBC2 put out in…
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…
Well, it's in German, but it is extremely thrilling. 3 Hours of total suspense.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
One of the best movies I have ever seen. FUCK. So good.
Two and a half hour of sweaty men bounding with each other was surprisingly good. Fill the rest of the movie with great tension, visual and storytelling and you have a recipe for success.
Director Wolfgang Petersen successfully recreates the crowded tense feeling, using great blocking and visuals to drag the audience into the submarine, making you feel like one of the actual crew members.
By starting slowly with small skirmishes and character development first, Wolfgang successfully makes the audience care for the characters - making the risk of death an even bigger emotional tool.
The acting from Jürgen Prochnow, together with the rest of the cast is absolutely fantastic.
Overall is this probaly one of the best (anti-) war movies ever made, a must watch for everyone who prefers tension over action.
5* rating is meant for this movie. This is the kind of movie anyone with least cinematic knowledge would call it a 'MASTERPIECE'. Everyone keeps saying Christopher Nolan is the answer to 'Art meets Entertainment' well no.. This is what happens when art meets entertainment(nerve-wrecking)thrill. Its film-making of the highest order & this is what film-making is all about making the audience feel the first hand report of the incident which really happened in history. There isnt a single dull moment in this movie, its thrilling,taut,slick,shocking,breath-taking,authentic & live-wire. Its a monumental masterpiece.
The greatest ending that ever was in the world of cinema.
Classic! That's it! Das ist gut!
The symbolic end of the New German Cinema? Any concept of a radical cinema, either formally or politically, has been jettisoned. Everything in Das Boot is focused on telling the story: the narrative dominates, the camera follows. This sort of story has been filmed before: we know the shtick: the crew in the sub, depth charges explode, looks of tension. Or films such as The Cruel Sea: destroyers hunting the U-Boats. This one is different because the boat is German and the film is very very long: the version I saw was 209 minutes. And Das Boot claims realism. And the length is important in creating its sense of realism. If little happens at the beginning of their mission, this…
Being trapped in a claustrophobic submarine constantly on the verge of structural collapse is bad enough. Being trapped in a claustrophobic submarine full of fifty sweaty, filthy, vulgar men with one bathroom and nothing to do is my personal hell.
An existential, supremely crafted war film. Be grateful for soap and clean sheets.
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"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.