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Das Boot [1981 film] by Wolfgang Petersen
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Das Boot [1981 film]

by Wolfgang Petersen (Director/Screenwriter)

Other authors: Lothar Günther Buchheim (Original book)

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Life on board a U-boat near the end of WWII.

It had a lot of potential. There are a lot of scenes that seem like they should be suspenseful, but I just didn't feel it. But even if everything were carried off perfectly, it's 3½ hours of pretty much the same thing continuously. Meh.

Concept: B
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: F
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: A
Music: D

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 2.3/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 6, 2016 |
Blu-ray, K15, sota, draama, WWII, Sukellusvene U-96 ( )
  silanto | Apr 5, 2014 |
  lrc.valpo | Jul 25, 2011 |
Classic WWII movie. ( )
  wdjoyner | Aug 29, 2010 |
How easy it is to feel claustrophobic watching a big screen! God, this is tense. Superb. Get the longest version you can find. Special recognition to Gunter Lamprecht who steals the sendoff party scene as the gloriously, cynically bitter drunken captain of the "Weser." ( )
  paulsikora | Dec 2, 2006 |
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Autumn, 1941: 43 young German sailors aboard U-96 enter the war against Britain. They seek adventure, respect and heroism. For them, this voyage is for glory. For their captain, a seasoned war veteran at the young age of 30, it is a mission against enemy destroyers in a blood-red sea that can devour a ship and its crew without leaving a trace.… (more)

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