Wolfgang Petersen

Das Boot (1981)

Das Boot (1981) – Review by Kenneth Turan [California Magazine]

This story of men at war under the sea has hardly a newly minted plot device or character trait to its name, yet rarely has familiar material been put together with such verve and dash. A very traditional war movie done with the most rigorous attention to both physical and psychological realism, Das Boot is the submarine movie to end all submarine movies.

Masterpiece: Das Boot (1981)

Claustrophobia, terror and watery graves—long before ‘Poseidon’, Wolfgang Petersen delivered this tale of hell in the Atlantic

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