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Das Boot Movie

Movie Summary for Das Boot


Drama and war was the theme for the 80s movie Das Boot. Survival is the name of the game for military recruits who are in the middle of a war.

Das Boot DVD


Stationed in a U-boat in 1940s Germany, new and inexperienced soldiers have been drafted for war in the movie Das Boot.

In the movie Das Boot, the soldiers and their Captain, Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock played by Jurgen Prochnow, comb the seas in search of allied vessels.

Das Boot later shows how the soldiers go through this journey with their captain as they sail the seas as hunters one minute and the hunted the next.


Der Alte/Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Jurgen Prochnow
Lt. Werner/Correspondent - Herbert Gronemeyer
.Der Leitende/Der LI/Chief Engineer/Fritz Grade - Klaus Wennemann
1st Lieutenant/Number One/1WO - Herbutus Bengsch
2nd Lieutenant/2WO - Martin Semmelrogge
Kriechbaum/Chief Quartermaster/Navigator - Bernd Tauber
Johann - Erwin Leder
Ullman - Martin May
Hinirch - Heinz Hoenig
Chief Bosun - Uwe Ochsenknecht
Ario - Claude-Oliver Rudolph
Pilgrim - Jan Fedder
Frenssen - Ralf Richter
Preacher - Joachim Bernhard
Schwalle - Oliver Stritzel


Barbie dolls were used to portray people on board the 35-foot model submarine on Das Boot.

Jan Fedder, who played Pilgrim in the movie Das Boot, committed suicide within days after the movie was released.

Academy Awards:

Wolfgang Petersen won for Best Director for Das Boot.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Das Boot was released to theatres on 02/10/1982 by Columbia, and grossed $11,400,000 at the box office in the US.

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