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Das Boot (1982 film)

6 Ratings: 4.7
Wolfgang Petersen's epic 1982 film about a crew aboard a German U-boat.

This is the restored, 209-minute director's cut of Wolfgang Petersen's harrowing and claustrophobic U-boat thriller, which was theatrically re-released in 1997. Originally made as a five-hour miniseries, this version devotes more time to getting … see full wiki

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Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Genre: Drama, History, War
4 reviews about Das Boot (1982 film)
Quick Tip by . April 23, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Keep in mind that I'm referring to the 293 minute, uncut version of the movie.      Das Boot is a masterpiece of film to me, because aside from the fact that it had great acting and perfectly capturing that feeling of being stuck in a submarine during sub warfare, I still find it remarkable that Wolfgang Petersen was able to make a 5 hour movie that didn't bore me at any moment, even during the "slow" parts.   Klaus Doldinger's soundtrack for the …
review by . May 29, 2007
I have seen this movie twice in my life time and even though I'm unfamiliar with these actors this director did I magnificent job with this film. "Das Boot" looks at war from the point of your average day person. There are no heroes, just people that have a certain job to do. This movie is excellent for many reasons. For a movie its length, first and foremost, it is extremely entertaining and engaging. It was a surprisingly quick three and half hours.    What I really liked most …
review by . January 02, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
The stage on which this movie is filmed is an important  part of the story: the cramped quarters of the submarine  magnify the tension of the wartime action. You cannot help  but identify with the men trapped under water as the pressure  mounts on their inflated can and the rivets holding it together  start to ping loose.   Having breathed with them and felt yourself almost crushed  on the floor of the Mediterranean, there is …
review by . September 26, 2005
Almost 30 years after its theatrical release, Das Boot stands up as a thoroughly engrossing classic, perhaps the standard by which all other naval war movies should be judged! Director Wolfgang Petersen's masterwork tells the story of a U-boat crew that strives to perform their duty and stay alive under the multiple threat of enemy combatants, a capricious command structure, and the harrowing realities of life in a submarine.     It's all there in this Director's Cut edition. …
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