History Film / DasBoot

4th Dec '16 5:40:17 PM Saveelich
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* WarIsHell: Life aboard the submarine is harsh, and the crew's chances of survival low. The film captures the horror of it quite well.

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* WarIsHell: Life aboard the submarine is harsh, harsh and the crew's chances of survival low. The low, the film captures the horror of it quite well.well. And watching helpless enemy sailors burn on a ship they just torpedoed is not a particularly pleasant sight for them.



* WeJustNeedToWaitForRescue: The crew are horrified that the Allies did not come to help the burning suffering crew of a ship they had bombed.

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* WeJustNeedToWaitForRescue: The crew are horrified that the Allies did not come to help the burning suffering crew of a ship they had bombed.torpedoed.
4th Nov '16 2:19:56 AM eroock
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* AuthorAvatar: Leutnant Werner. The author of the original novel was himself a WWII naval correspondent, and the novel was heavily based on his own experiences.
4th Nov '16 2:19:18 AM eroock
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'''Character tropes go on to the [[Characters/DasBoot Characters Sheet]].'''
4th Nov '16 2:11:49 AM eroock
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* SeadogBeard: The Captain's is the most prominent beard among the crew.
4th Nov '16 2:11:10 AM eroock
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* {{Determinator}}: The chief engineer.



* AFatherToHisMen: TheCaptain feels too old among ''his'' young children.



* FieryRedhead: The 2WO, who's as loud and vulgar as his hair is red.



* GreaseMonkey: Johann, the mechanic who's in charge of the submarine's engines. He doesn't like to take fresh air most notably, as the first thing he does when getting his head out of the sub is spitting, then going back in.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Thomsen, awarded with the Knight's Cross.



* MrExposition: The 2WO explains a lot about submarine operations to Werner.
* MrFixit: Chief Engineer, whose skills save the day when the submarine lies inoperable on the sea floor.



* NaiveNewcomer: Werner is on board as a journalist, thus it's his job to be inquisitive about everything. He has naval experience on surface ships but this is his first voyage on a submarine. The crew and officers sometimes pause to explain what they're doing to him but he often has to figure it out by observation.



* TheStoic: The 1WO is all about this in the initial stages of the film, being new to the war effort and a dedicated Nazi. He remains immaculately dressed and clean shaven for most of the film while the rest of the crew all become steadily filthier and more bedraggled with every scene. It is only in the latter stages of the film when even he cannot keep on top of it all and slowly becomes disheveled and unshaven too by the end of the film.



* TagalongReporter: Lt. Werner is on U-96 as a war correspondent for the express purpose of chronicling the crew's exploits.



* TheWatson: Werner is a NaiveNewcomer who has naval experience on surface ships but this is his first voyage on a submarine. He's on board as a journalist, thus it's his job to be inquisitive about everything, and pass on his knowledge. He has the crew and officers sometimes pause to explain what they're doing to him but he often has to figure it out by observation.
4th Nov '16 1:59:55 AM eroock
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* PropagandaPiece: In the uncut version, there are multiple broadcasts of the ''Wehrmachtbericht'', which was a daily radio program that detailed the progress of the German war effort. The first broadcast boasts about a victorious hunt by the U-Boats, while a later one describes the hardships being faced in Russia.

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* PropagandaPiece: PropagandaMachine: In the uncut version, there are multiple broadcasts of the ''Wehrmachtbericht'', which was a daily radio program that detailed the progress of the German war effort. The first broadcast boasts about a victorious hunt by the U-Boats, while a later one describes the hardships being faced in Russia.
18th Oct '16 6:54:01 PM Saveelich
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* GreaseMonkey: Johann, the mechanic who's in charge of the submarine's engines. He doesn't like to take fresh air most notably, as the first thing he does when getting his head out of the sub is spitting, then going back in.
15th Oct '16 11:22:44 AM DavidCowie
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* HellIsThatNoise: The "ping" sound of the sonar picking up the enemy sub.

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* HellIsThatNoise: HellIsThatNoise:
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The "ping" sound of the sonar picking up the enemy sub.sub.
** The beating sound of an enemy ship's propellers is invariably followed by the ship dropping depth charges.
10th Oct '16 4:14:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptedOut: A sixth officer mentioned in the novel, and omitted from the film, is the 2nd Engineer who joins the boat on a training cruise in order to take over for the Chief Engineer at the end of the patrol. The 2nd Engineer does not socialize or dine with the other officers and is immediately dis-liked by the Captain who pledges he will find a way to prevent the man from become the new Chief Engineer. In the film, much of the antagonistic elements of the 2nd Engineer are written into the character of the First Officer.
28th Sep '16 3:45:36 PM LtFedora
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* PropagandaPiece: In the uncut version, there are multiple broadcasts of the ''Wehrmachtbericht'', which was a daily radio program that detailed the progress of the German war effort. The first broadcast boasts about a victorious hunt by the U-Boats, while a later one describes the hardships being faced in Russia.
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