This version of "Das Boot" (The boat) or (Submarine) is an original uncut Version (1985 TV mini series).
Movie's language is German with English subtitles and fixed to three CDs. Also external subtitles (srt files) are included too.
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Das Boot is a 1981 feature film directed by Wolfgang Petersen,
adapted from a novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim.
Hans-Joachim Krug, former first officer on U-219, served as a consultant,
as did Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, the captain of the real U-96.
The movie has a strong anti-war message.
One of Petersen's stated goals was to guide the audience through
"a journey to the end of reason" (the film's German tagline),
showing "what war is all about." Petersen heightened suspense by
very rarely showing any external views of the submarine unless
it is running on the surface and relying on sounds to convey action
outside the boat, thus showing the audience only the claustrophobic
interior the crew would see.
The original 1981 version cost DM 32 million to make; it was at
the time the most expensive film in the history of German cinema.
The director's meticulous attention to detail resulted in
an extremely realistic and historically accurate movie.
The movie is the story of a single mission of one World War II U-boat, U-96, and its crew.
It depicts both the excitement of battle and the tedium of the fruitless hunt,
and shows the men serving aboard U-boats as ordinary individuals
with a desire to do their best for their comrades and their country.
The story is based on an amalgamation of the exploits of the real U-96,
a Type VIIC-class U-boat commanded by Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock,
one of Germany's top U-boat "tonnage aces" during the war.
The story is told from the viewpoint of Lt. Werner (Herbert Grönemeyer),
who has been assigned as a war correspondent on the German Submarine U-96.
He joins its Captain (Jürgen Prochnow), who is only named as der Alte ("the Old Man")
or Kaleu (short for his rank of Kapitänleutnant) and they drive to La Rochelle, France.
Also in the car is the quiet Leitender Ingenieur (Chief Engineer)
or "LI" (Klaus Wennemann), who is tormented by the failing health of his wife back in Cologne.
Their car is intercepted by drunken sailors who urinate on the automobile:
in fact, it was the U-96 crew, "christening" the officers with a "fireboat drill."
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Produced by: Günter Rohrbach
Written by: Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay), Lothar-Günther Buchheim (novel), Starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer
Music by: Klaus Doldinger
Cinematography: Jost Vacano
Editing by: Hannes Nikel
Distributed by: Bavaria Film, Columbia Pictures
Release date(s): September 17, 1981 (West Germany)
> 209 Mins Director's Cut
> 293 Mins Original Uncut Version
> 330 Mins Original Version (1985 TV mini series)