29 August 2010
Das Boot (1981)
I... really wanted to screw my brains out. But now, I am in no condition to fuck!
So basically: The movie follows a war correspondent down into a German U boat during the Second World War. They set out into the Atlantic, coming across British subs as they make their way to the Mediterranean.
Ok, the film isn’t just about that. It’s about the German soldiers who are stuck in the submarines for months at a time. Not many movies depict average German soldiers, instead focusing on the major names! So, this movie is very refreshing! (There has only been one other film about the common German soldier on the list, and it was American and about WW1 – it’s All Quiet on the Western Front, if you’re curious). Anyway, it is a wonderful film and I think everyone should see it – I know a lot of you have heard of it! It’s over three hours long (and can get up to about 5 hours given the right edition) and it takes place almost entirely on a U-boat, but it stays intense the whole time!
Defs deserves to be on the list!
Ziggi seal of approval!