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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
8.00 /10
Jurgen Prochnow , Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
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Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Written by: Wolfgang Petersen

Released: 1982
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: West Germany
Length: 209


A German U-boat operates during World War II.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Impressive, claustrophobic film, cleverly directed to communicate what it must be like cooped up in a submarine. The weakness is the predictable plot, which doesn't measure up to the films to which it's most often compared, All Quiet On The Western Front and The Cruel Sea. A big hit internationally, it launched Petersen on a Hollywood career. Oscar-nominated for its cinematography, editing, sound and sound editing.

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