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The Boat

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Original title
Das Boot (The Boat) aka
  • Das Boot
Running time
150 min.
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Petersen (Novel: Lothar-Günther Buchheim)
Klaus Doldinger
Jost Vacano
Bavaria Film, Radiant Film GmbH, Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR), Twin Bros. Productions, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
War | II World War. Submarines
Synopsis / Plot
With the once-feared wolfpacks reduced to 12 lone U-boats, Captain Lehmann-Willenbrock (Jürgen Prochnow) sets out once more to hunt allied shipping. Now it's a different story - German air support and intelligence is weak, and British destroyers seem to be everywhere - and no longer making mistakes. By sheer willpower, good seamanship and superhuman effort, the Captain and his crew manage to avoid constant attack and make it to secret harbor in Portugal. But how can they break through Gibraltar to get to their port in the South of France, with the allied Navy in such firm control?
1982: Academy Awards: 6 Nominations, including Best Direction and Adapted Screenplay
1981: Golden Globes Awards: Nominated Best Foreign Film
1981: 2 German Film Awards: Film Award in Silver and Sound
1982: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1982: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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