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The film received highly positive reviews and was nominated for six , two of these nominations for and went to Petersen himself; he was also nominated for a and. The crew watch in horror as the sailors leap overboard and swim towards them. By making it a German boat, the filmmakers neatly remove the patriotic element and increase the suspense. Fedder eventually recovered enough and Pilgrim is seen on his feet from the scene when the U-96 abandons the British sailors. During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 is now ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new commander, Klaus Hoffmann Rick Okon. The characters are developed richly, without those awkward moments in movies when you realize that the director is doing so. Werner is mocked for his lack of experience, and soon learns the true horrors of service on a U-boat.

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Johann suffers a temporary mental breakdown during an attack by two destroyers. Although we become familiar with several of the characters, it is not their story, really, but the story of a single U-boat mission, from beginning to end. In the film, Petersen shows several bolts loosening. Shortly after Kriechbaum is taken ashore to a waiting ambulance, planes bomb and strafe the facilities, wounding or killing many of the crew. As they carefully approach the Strait of Gibraltar and are just about to dive, they are suddenly attacked and heavily damaged by a British , wounding the navigator, Kriechbaum.

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However, late on 30 November the U-boat was spotted by a from No. An example is the exploding of bolts in the U-Boat. After the convoy attack, Kriechbaum reads a report from U-112. One of his duties is to decode messages from base, using the. The film is constructed mostly out of closeups and cramped two- and three-shots.

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In the scene where they attack a convoy, the crew rushes forward during the crash dive sequence. A version of six 50-minute episodes was transmitted on in the United Kingdom in October 1984 and, again during the Christmas 1998 season. Their personalities are pushed to the limit as tensions rise and loyalties begin to shatter. Could everything she thought to be true, in fact, be a lie? After the raid, Werner leaves the in which he had taken shelter and finds the captain, badly injured by shrapnel, watching his U-boat sink in the dock. The captain orders his boat to reverse at half speed, to keep it away from them. After failing to make contact later, it becomes apparent that Thomsen's boat is missing. For his scenes later in the film Fedder had to be brought to and from set from the hospital since he suffered a concussion while filming his accident scene.

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The second most important crewman, as he oversees diving operations and makes sure the systems are running correctly. Several American directors were considered to helm the project before it was shelved. The captain learns from an envoy of the German consulate that his request for Werner and the Chief Engineer to be sent back to Germany has been denied. The German filmmakers regard their subject dispassionately; it is a record of the way things were. It became the best-selling German fiction work on the war. Then comes the episode that was endlessly discussed when the film came out in 1981. He is one of the few crew members with whom Werner is able to connect; Werner offers to deliver Ullmann's stack of love letters when Werner is ordered to leave the submarine.

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It would have been a six-hour epic; Petersen turned him down because the producers were aiming for a 90-minute feature for international release. In the process, she begins to question her entire belief process. Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Resistance. Originally made as a five-hour miniseries, this version devotes more time to getting to know the crew before they and their stoic captain Jürgen Prochnow get aboard their U-boat and find themselves stranded at the bottom of the sea. In support of Das Boot on this subject, U-boat historian maintains that the U-boat navy was one of the least pro-Nazi branches of the German armed forces.

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