1981, Sony Repertory, 149 min, West Germany, Dir: Wolfgang Petersen

Adapted by Petersen from the 1973 German novel 'Das Boot' by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, this riveting war film stars Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer and Klaus Wennermann in the fictional story of a U-96 and its crew patrolling the waters during World War II. From the excitement of battle to the tedium of the fruitless hunt, DAS BOOT depicts the men serving aboard U-boats as ordinary individuals with a desire to do their best for their comrades and their country. In German with English subtitles.

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