Das Boot, or How I Learned to Temporarily Root for the Nazis

sorabji.com: Best movie you ever saw: Das Boot, or How I Learned to Temporarily Root for the Nazis

By Dougie on Friday, April 28, 2000 - 02:43 pm:

    This is one of the best, not the best, but I don't think I have a "the best." Anywho, I had always been meaning to, so I rented Das Boot director's cut last night -- unfortunately, it was dubbed instead of subtitled. Probably would've been even more powerful to hear German being spoken (even though I don't speak German). Awesome movie. Interesting to see a ww2 film made from the German perspective, where they're not all evil incarnate. The sense of claustrophobia living aboard that boat, the sense of hysteria from being depth charged or being crushed by pressure by diving too deep, the sense of comraderie, the exhiliration at sinking a destroyer or escaping after being trapped on the bottom of the strait of gilbraltar, were all amazingly captured. Along with the usual "war, what is it good for? absolutely nothin say it again" message. Best part -- the entire German crew singing, "It's a long way to Tipperary." Definitely worth the close to 4 hours of couch time. My 2 pfennigs' worth.

By Margret on Friday, April 28, 2000 - 02:58 pm:

    Jurgen Prochnow is an uber-hottie.

By Dougie on Friday, April 28, 2000 - 03:47 pm:

    I thought he kind of looked like Quint (Robert Shaw) in Jaws.

By PetRock on Wednesday, May 3, 2000 - 06:26 am:

    If you want to see a *ahem* rip-off of Das Boot, go see U-571. Not exactly the same movie but close enough.

    The fact that this was based on a true story, but Hollyweird, with its' infinite wisdom, changed the heroes from the British to Americans...well that kind of ruined the movie for me. What's the matter? Couldn't they find enough talented ENGLISH PEOPLE? Or was it just that Matthew McConnaghy (sp) couldn't master a Brit accent?

By Gee on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 - 02:41 am:

    who did jon bon jovi play in that movie?

By Yo mama on Wednesday, August 9, 2000 - 06:32 am:



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