Das Boot

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Columbia TriStar Home Video,
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Deluxe widescreen presentation.
Das Boot is one of the most gripping and authentic war movies ever made. Based on an autobiographical novel by German World War II photographer Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, the film follows the lives of a fearless U-Boat captain (Jurgen Prochnow) and his inexperienced crew as they patrol the Atlantic and Mediterranean in search of Allied vessels, taking turns as hunter and prey. There's very little plot, so the movie's power comes from both its riveting, epic battle scenes and its details of the boring hours spent waiting for orders or signs of the enemy. With the exception of one staunch Hitler Youth lieutenant, none of the crew is particularly loyal to the Nazis, and some are openly hostile toward their Fuhrer; this allows viewer sympathy with the men as they perform their laborious, monotonous duties in cramped, filthy quarters, or await death as depth charges explode all around the sub. Prochnow is excellent as the nerves-of-steel commander, and many of the supporting actors -- all German -- are solid as well, although the characterizations border on war movie clichés (the young crewman who has left behind his pregnant girlfriend, the Chief Engineer whose wife is seriously ill). The real star, however, is cinematographer Jost Vacano, who makes the sub's grimy, claustrophobic interior come to vivid life, as his camera follows the crew through hatches, up ladders, into bunks, and under pipes, creating a palpable sense of claustrophobia while injecting it with movement. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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auth_author2 Bauert, Monika,, Bengsch, Hubertus,, Bengsch, Hubertus., Buchheim, Lothar Günther., Damon, Mark, 1933-, Doldinger, Klaus,, Doldinger, Klaus., Freyermuth, Ortwin,, Grönemeyer, Herbert, 1956-, Hoenig, Heinz, 1951-, Hyde, John, Lamprecht, Günter, 1930-, May, Martin, 1961-, Nikel, Hannes,, Nikel, Hannes., Ochsenknecht, Uwe,, Petersen, Wolfgang,, Petersen, Wolfgang., Pressman, Edward R.,, Prochnow, Jürgen,, Prochnow, Jürgen., Rohrbach, Günter,, Rudolph, Claude Oliver, 1956-, Sander, Otto, 1941-2013,, Semmelrogge, Martin,, Semmelrogge, Martin., Stritzel, Oliver, 1957-, Tauber, Bernd, 1950-, Vacano, Jost,, Vacano, Jost., Weidner, Götz,, Wennemann, Klaus, 1940-, Zehetbauer, Rolf,
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subject_facet , Buchheim, Lothar Günther, Buchheim, Lothar Günther -- Film adaptations, Drama, Feature films, Fiction films, Film adaptations, Films for the hearing impaired, Foreign films -- Germany, Foreign language films -- German, Germany, Military operations, Naval -- German, Military operations, Naval -- Submarine, Motion pictures, German, Submarine films, Submarine warfare, Submarine warfare -- Drama, Submarines (Ships), Submarines (Ships) -- Drama, Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, War films, War films and programs, World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine -- Drama, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German -- Drama
title_display Das Boot
title_full Das Boot / Columbia Pictures presents a director's cut restoration from Twin Bros. Productions of a Bavaria Film production ; a film by Wolfgang Petersen ; written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen ; produced by Günter Rohrbach ; director's cut produced by Ortwin Freyermuth ; executive producers, Mark Damon, Edward R. Pressman, John W. Hyde ; from Producers Sales Organization ; in association with Radiant Film, Das Boot [videorecording] / Film von Wolfgang Peterson ; nach dem Roman von Lothar-Günther Buchheim ; Buch und Regie, Wolfgang Peterson
title_short Das Boot
topic_facet Buchheim, Lothar Günther, German, Military operations, Naval, Naval operations, Naval operations, German, Submarine, Submarine warfare, Submarines (Ships), World War, 1939-1945
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