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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…
One of the most gut-wrenching and claustrophobic experiences you will ever encounter! Everything about it was so real, so genuine, so authentic! With each sonar ping I felt terror grip my heart like a vise squeezing it tighter and tighter! The psychological tension was so overwhelming at times it was almost unbearable!
I've seen quite a few submarine films in my day and Das Boot is quite frankly the best of the best!
Its realistic portrayal of the men made you care for them warts and all! The story isn't so much about the war or taking sides. It was about men being pushed beyond their limits and never giving up even when things looked completely hopeless! It's about the…
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…
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…
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…
A top notch German Uboat crew do their best to destroy the enemy, despite the fact the war has turned against them. Subtitles dont lessen the feeling that you are part of this crew as they fight to do their part for their furher!
Also great because of the way that U-boat warfare went over the course of the movie/war (ie started really good and went to total shit).
Well, it took me three days and a couple of drinks, but I got through the Director's Cut. Very well-crafted war epic, with an extra does of humanity and tension. Yes, Jurgen Prochnow was amazing as the Captain, but the guy I kept my eye on was Johann (Erwin Leder), the Engineer. His eyes and expressions were pitch perfect as he explores a man who goes mad, then gets better, all in the course of 30 minutes. And now, I can relax and move on to--
Wait, whaddya mean there's an even longer cut? There was a Mini-Series?
DAS IST SCHEISSE!!!
Das Boot is a good movie with intensive moments, but for my taste it was too long and little bit slow. In my opinion from the submarine genre the movies Crimson Tide and The Hunt for the Red October are much more better and exciting.
Jewel movie, Perhaps the best of this film is the realism of human interactions, human morality reworked so many times in so many other movies (and often unsuccessful ) It is so natural in this one.
the special effects are very well made and the historical realism is magnificent! I was on the edge of the chair Throughout the film.
I hadn't seen this in more than 20 years, and it was just as intense and brilliantly crafted as I remembered. However, I'd completely forgotten about the brutal, ironic gutpunch of the last scene. Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, but those Germans got a raw deal.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"You have to have good men. Good men, all of them."
That was the most claustrophobic film I've ever seen in my life. Brilliant work. But my God, what a cruel cruel ending. Petersen, you son of a bitch.
Beklemmend op velerlei manieren en origineel door het Duits oogpunt. Gelaagd acteerwerk en hypnotiserende score.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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