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A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.

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Directed by

Wolfgang Petersen

Written by

Wolfgang Petersen (Screenplay)
Dean Riesner (Screenplay)
Lothar G. Buchheim (Novel)

Runtime

150 minutes

Country

Germany

Language

German

Tagline

When the hunters become the hunted.

Cast

Keywords

world war ii based on novel or book terror sailor submarine torpedo atlantic ocean duty drinking destroyer convoy u boat depth charge war correspondent periscope gibraltar comrade german submarine naval battle suicidal mission

Photos

Lists

#71 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#893 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#263 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#105 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Jost Vacano

Oscar nomination for Best Sound

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Hannes Nikel

Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing