Boat, The* (Das Boot)

  • 1981 ----- color ----- 145 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Wolfgang Petersen; with Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge) Follows the daring patrol of U-96, one of the former German U-boats known as the "grey wolves". Prowling the North Atlantic, they challenged the British Navy at every turn. Relentlessly under attack, the U-96 is forced to unheard of depths, the creaking hull threatening to collapse and crush the panicked sailors. An amazingly accurate account of Germany's elite U-boat crewmen which deliberately hammers away at the tragic waste of war. (In German with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Germanics, Motion Pictures: Features, War and Peace)