Das Boot

Das Boot

  • 1981
  • R
  • 149 min
  • West Germany
  • adventure, drama, thriller

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

Writer: Wolfgang Petersen, Dean Riesner

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge

Taut, breathtakingly thrilling, and devastatingly intelligent, Das Boot is one of the greatest war films ever made.

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Das Boot (1981)


  • Wolfgang Petersen
    Wolfgang Petersen
    Wolfgang Petersen (born 14 March 1941) is a German film director and screenwriter. His films include The NeverEnding Story, Enemy Mine, Outbreak, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm, Troy, and Poseidon. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for the 1981 World War II submarine warfare film Das Boot. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wolfgang Petersen, licensed...

Main Cast


Tagline: When the hunters become the hunted.

Certificate: R

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


Producer: Günter Rohrbach, Michael Bittins, Ortwin Freyermuth

Editor: Hannes Nikel

Casting: Willy Schlenter

Director of photography: Jost Vacano

Original music composer: Klaus Doldinger

Costume design: Monika Bauert

Executive producer: , John W. Hyde, Edward R. Pressman

Production design: Rolf Zehetbauer

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 149 min

Country: West Germany

Language: German

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color