A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Taut, breathtakingly thrilling, and devastatingly intelligent, Das Boot is one of the greatest war films ever made.
Tagline: When the hunters become the hunted.
Genres: adventure, drama, thriller, war
Categories: submarine, kriegsmarine, year 1942, u boat, strait of gibraltar, depth charge, days at sea, submarine crew, world war two, war correspondent, sonar, nazi propaganda, nazi occupied france, reference to adolf hitler, la rochelle france, war song, year 1941
Editor: Hannes Nikel
Casting: Willy Schlenter
Director of photography: Jost Vacano
Original music composer: Klaus Doldinger
Costume design: Monika Bauert
Production design: Rolf Zehetbauer
Runtime: 149 min
Country: West Germany
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1