As the new lieutenant werner discovers the life at sea, he discovers the harsh reality of the uboat crews life, to be constantly watching and avoiding enemy ships from above waters when they are severely. It followed the exploits of u96, a german submarine, based out of st. In the course of the war, not a single crew member died in combat on the u 96. While it has been a very long time since i have seen this movie, it is one of the. The voices in track 3 and 9 are taken from the film james bond the spy who loved me german version. She was commissioned on 14 september 1940, with kapitanleutnant heinrich lehmannwillenbrock in command. With tom wlaschiha, thierry fremont, fleur geffrier, rick okon. Sink argentinas carrier 1982 the secret british falklands war mission duration. In november 1942 u 505 on her fourth patrol sunk a british ship off the coast of venezuela. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. Spot for the model kit collection u boot 96 by hachette. From a german perspective, only 10 u boats were more successful than the u 96. Nazaire, france, on the harrowing experience of uboat patrol.
A bomb directly struck the deck of u 505 killing two crew members and causing considerable damage to the. He never liked the man, who joined the crew of u96 in the autumn of 1941 to take photographs of the uboat in action. A bomb directly struck the deck of u505 killing two crew members and causing considerable damage to the. Nazaire, france, on the harrowing experience of u boat patrol. It is 1942 and the german submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called battle of the atlantic to harass and destroy english shipping. Shop vinyl and cds and complete your u 96 collection. I actually thought it was going to be a scene out of this movie. Petersens film then shifts suddenly and dramatically to heartpounding tension as the sub engages in battles with british warships.
With jurgen prochnow, herbert gronemeyer, klaus wennemann, hubertus bengsch. Prochnows sad, solemn face rarely changes, but his pale. After 11 patrols, it became a training vessel, and it survived until it was destroyed by american bombs in march 1945. In 1991, it was covered by alex christensen and his dance music project u 96. A german submarine is haunting allied ships during the second world war. If you dont want to pay to watch it, turn the quality up to 720 and go on full screen. This is perhaps the best war movie ever made, capturing as it does both the excitement, the adventure and the glory of war. Fun fact about beerfest, in the scene where the germans are spying on the americans, theres a line spoken by jurgen prochnow after he yells at his sons.
An album of the same name was also number one in the german charts. The submarine which inspired the movie uboat 96, and. The enemy below here is one of the best war movies ever, a chess game of cat and fish not mouse duration. German submarine u96 was a type viic uboat of nazi germanys kriegsmarine during world war ii. Lehmannwillenbrock was relieved in march 1942 by oberleutnant. As the new lieutenant werner discovers the life at sea, he discovers the harsh reality of the u boat crews life, to be constantly watching and avoiding enemy ships from above wa. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits. From a german perspective, only 10 uboats were more successful than the u96. Wanted it on a dvd disc, and ran into more problems than the movie cost me. Her keel was laid down on 16 september 1939, by germaniawerft, of kiel as yard number 601. The captain of the uboat is played by jurgen prochnow, a remarkable actor who has also worked with mr.
This is perhaps the best war movie ever made, capturing as it does both the excitement, the adventure and the. In the autumn of 1941, a young war correspondent is assigned to accompany german submarine u 96 on a patrol through the atlantic. The harbor scenes were shot in world war ii era german submarine bunkers. Feb 10, 1982 the captain of the u boat is played by jurgen prochnow, a remarkable actor who has also worked with mr. No english version unless you purchase the movie on bluraynothing personal, but blueray sucks lemons. Over 100,000 people visited the exhibition during its fourmonth run. A german submarine hunts allied ships during the second world war. It has been exhibited both as a theatrical release and as a tv miniseries 1985, in several different home video versions of various. The captains gamble against the destroyer fails and exposes the crew to the horrors of depth charges.
The tvseries is set 9 months after the original movie and include two storylines. The submarine which inspired the movie uboat 96, and the. In november 1942 u505 on her fourth patrol sunk a british ship off the coast of venezuela. The sub surfaces on a night with a bright full moon in order to torpedo an. An inexperienced uboat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young german woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the french resistance in the wwii drama. In the course of the war, not a single crew member died in combat on the u96.
Despite surviving with serviceable damage, an outbreak of crabs and a threeweek atlantic storm test the limits of the occupants of u96. Spot for the model kit collection uboot 96 by hachette. It followed the exploits of u 96, a german submarine, based out of st. The real captain of u96, heinrich lehmannwillenbrock, joined the navy in 1931 and served as navigator of the naval tender weser from 1933 to 1935. With better escorts of the destroyer class, however. Yet, in many ways, the film closely follows the u96s seventh patrol oct. Jul 02, 2015 yet, in many ways, the film closely follows the u 96 s seventh patrol oct. The real captain of u 96, heinrich lehmannwillenbrock, joined the navy in 1931 and served as navigator of the naval tender weser from 1933 to 1935. Based on the 1973 novel by lothargunther buchheim, this movie depicts the story of the german u96 submarine or uboat crew during wwii.642 283 859 909 905 123 244 1188 413 116 1000 516 1211 944 1372 769 938 925 1067 741 862 1279 592 1257 116 1155 126 1004 343 942 673 690 1331 207 172