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Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

Summary: It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. Das Boot is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. (Sony Pictures)
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Runtime: 149 min
Rating: Rated R for some war violence and brief language. (director's cut)
Production: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Genres: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Languages: English, German, French
Home Release Date: Dec 11, 2001
Director Credit
Wolfgang Petersen Director
Writer Credit
Dean Riesner Writer
Lothar G. Buchheim Writer
Wolfgang Petersen Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Jürgen Prochnow Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte
Cast Credit
Bernd Tauber Kriechbaum - Chief Quartermaster-Navigator
Claude-Oliver Rudolph Ario
Erwin Leder Johann
Heinz Hoenig Hinrich
Herbert Grönemeyer Lt. Werner - Correspondent
Hubertus Bengsch 1st Lieutenant - Number One-1wo
Jan Fedder Pilgrim
Joachim Bernhard Preacher
Klaus Wennemann Chief Engineer Fritz Grade - Der Leitende-Der LI
Martin May Ullman
Martin Semmelrogge 2nd Lieutenant - 2wo
Oliver Stritzel Schwalle
Ralf Richter Frenssen
Uwe Ochsenknecht Chief Bosun
Producer Credit
Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
Edward Summer Assistant Executive Producer
Günter Rohrbach Producer
John W. Hyde Executive Producer
Mark Damon Executive Producer
Michael Bittins Co-Producer
Ortwin Freyermuth Producer
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