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Das Boot (17-Sep-1981)

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Writer: Wolfgang Petersen

From novel: Das Boot by Lothar-GŁnther Buchheim

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Submarine, Nazis

German U-boat U-96 leaves La Rochelle on a mission to destroy Allied shipping. Boredom, anxiety, and terror; the only realistic submarine film ever produced. Received 6 Oscar nominations including Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay. Interior scenes filmed with a gyroscope-equipped camera. Watch only the Director's Cut at 209 minutes in length. There also exists an impossible-to-obtain miniseries version which is even slightly longer.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Uwe Ochsenknecht
Actor
7-Jan-1956   Schtonk!
Jürgen Prochnow
Actor
10-Jun-1941   Das Boot

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