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Das Boot (The Director's Cut)

Das Boot (The Director's Cut)
Das Boot (The Director's Cut)
Das Boot (The Director's Cut)
  • R
  • 3h 28m
  • 1982
Certified Fresh98%
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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.
©1981 Bavaria Atelier GmbH

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Taut, breathtakingly thrilling, and devastatingly intelligent, Das Boot is one of the greatest war films ever made.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Intense WWII submarine drama has violence, strong language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Das Boot is an intense, but superb, Oscar nominated German war movie -- based on a 1973 novel -- with intense scenes, violence, and strong language. Various versions of the movie have been released (as well as a TV series) -- this review is of the subtitled 208-minute Director's Cut. The movie tells the story of a German u-boat (submarine) mission in 1941 during World War II. Sea battles and the subsequent peril focus on the human issues, with strong emotions including panic, fear, and sadness. Some battles result in bloody injury and during one battle, enemy soldiers on fire jump into the sea. The crew are shown as highly competent and display good teamwork. But the commanding Nazi officers setting their orders are shown to be out of touch. Infrequent strong language includes "f--k" and "s--t." Before the crew leave on their mission, they spend a raucous night at a nightclub, which features lots of smoking, drinking to excess, and disrespectful behavior. This includes men grabbing a scantily clad cabaret dancer and urinating on Captain Lehmann-Willenbrock's (Jürgen Prochnow) car. There are two instances of male characters displaying their naked buttocks -- one during an emergency when a man runs out of the bathroom, and the other when a medic inspects a man's genitals for pubic lice.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller, Action
  • Release Date:February 10, 1982
  • Languages:German, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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