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Das Boot

Wolfgang Petersen, 1981

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Das Boot
Lothar-Günther Buchheim, 1973

Das Boot is a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen in 1981 and based on the book of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, first published in 1973. The movie features Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, and others.

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Movie Poster: Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981)

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Book Cover: Das Boot (Lothar-Günther Buchheim, 1973)

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Storyline

Werner is a war correspondent on the German submarine U-96 in October 1941. As time passes, he observes ideological differences between the new crew members and the hardened veterans, particularly the captain, who is embittered and cynical about the war.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Das Boot, the 1981 movie by Wolfgang Petersen

Year

1981

Minutes

149

Movie Rate

8.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

Das Boot

Country: West Germany

Year: 1981

Length: 2h29m

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Cover of Das Boot, the 1973 book by Lothar-Günther Buchheim

Year

1973

Pages

563

Book Rate

8.62

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Book

Das Boot

Country: Germany

First published in: 1973

Length: 563 pages

Genre: Fiction

Other screen adaptations of the book

TV Mini-Series poster
Das Boot (1985-1987)
TV Mini-Series by Wolfgang Petersen
TV Series poster
Das Boot (2018-)
TV Series by Johannes W. Betz, Tony Saint

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