RELEASED 1981 RUNTIME 208 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION WOLFGANG PETERSEN SCREENPLAY WOLFGANG PETERSEN STARRING JÜRGEN PROCHNOW, HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER, KLAUS WENNEMANN, HUBERTUS BENGSCH, MARTIN SEMMELROGGE, BERND TAUBER, ERWIN LEDER, MARTIN MAY, HEINZ HOENIG, UWE OCHSENKNECHT, CLAUDE-OLIVER RUDOLPH, JAN FEDDER, RALF RICHTER MUSIC KLAUS DOLDINGER
Wolfgang Petersen’s masterpiece about the journey of German U-96 submarine (U-Boot) during WW II in enemy waters of the North Sea.
The movie effectively documents the life in a U-Boat during WW II, while stunning production design and cinematography truly captures the claustrophobia submarine crew experiences during such a journey. The all-star German cast carries the movie for most of its long running time that never bores you, but engages you to feel like being a part of the crew and their long mission in open waters.
It’s a cinema classic and should not be missed by anyone.