History Film / DasBoot

31st Jan '16 3:36:51 PM jormis29
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* TheDarkestHour: All hope seems lost when U-96 has sunken to the floor of the strait of Gibraltar, the bow plane is jammed, hull breach is imminent, water is rushing in uncontrollably and battery cells are cracked.
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* TheDarkestHour: DarkestHour: All hope seems lost when U-96 has sunken to the floor of the strait of Gibraltar, the bow plane is jammed, hull breach is imminent, water is rushing in uncontrollably and battery cells are cracked.
31st Jan '16 3:12:05 PM 69BookWorM69
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* FeedbackRule: A downplayed example in the beginning of the film, where a German soldier comes on stage at a bar and tests the mic which produces a slight feedback.
28th Jan '16 2:43:44 PM Grudgeal
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* BloodFromTheMouth: Happens to the Captain in the final moments of the film. In the novel, it is explained that he has shrapnel wounds through his back.
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* BloodFromTheMouth: Happens to the Captain in [[spoiler:in the final moments of the film.film]]. In the novel, it is explained that he has shrapnel wounds through his back.

%%* ShootTheShaggyDog: see AllForNothing.

* SittingDuck: The U-boat survives every attempt to sink it, until it reaches harbour at the end of the movie, only to get sunk by an Allied air raid where it cannot dive to safety.
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* SittingDuck: The U-boat survives every attempt to sink it, until [[spoiler:until it reaches harbour at the end of the movie, only to get sunk by an Allied air raid where it cannot dive to safety. safety.]]

* SuicideMission: The U-Boat is supposed to get to Italy via the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the most heavily defended Allied naval zones in the world. * 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 ontop of it all and slowly becomes disheveled and unshaven too by the end of the film.
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* SuicideMission: The U-Boat is supposed to get to Italy via the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the most heavily defended Allied naval zones in the world. world. While it's not intended as a suicide mission the crew treat it as such. * 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 ontop on top of it all and slowly becomes disheveled and unshaven too by the end of the film.
27th Jan '16 6:19:58 AM m0eb1us
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* TheDarkestHour: All hope seems lost when U-96 has sunken to the floor of the strait of Gibraltar, the bow plane is jammed, hull breach is immanent, water is rushing in uncontrollably and battery cells are cracked.
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* TheDarkestHour: All hope seems lost when U-96 has sunken to the floor of the strait of Gibraltar, the bow plane is jammed, hull breach is immanent, imminent, water is rushing in uncontrollably and battery cells are cracked.
20th Jan '16 10:38:03 PM SantosLHalper
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* AnachronismStew: While the song itself is old enough, the recording of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" used in the film is sung by the Red Army Choir and post-dates the war over a decade.
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* AnachronismStew: While the song itself is old enough, the recording of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" used in the film is sung by the Red Army Choir and post-dates the war by over a decade.
19th Jan '16 1:03:41 AM TrollBrutal
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* AnyoneCanDie: The text at the top of the page suggesting a 75% mortality rate for German submariners? It's not an exaggeration. No other branch of any armed service suffered such a high casualty rate and continued to function. ** The German U-Boat crews suffered higher casualty rates than even the Japanese Kamikazes.
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* AnyoneCanDie: The text at the top of the page suggesting a 75% mortality rate for German submariners? It's not an exaggeration. No other branch of any armed service suffered such a high casualty rate (higher than the Japanese Kamikazes) and continued to function. ** The German U-Boat crews suffered higher casualty rates than even the Japanese Kamikazes.function.

* DiabolusExMachina: Possibly not an example because the ending is justified by the premise [[spoiler: and the aerial menace has been foreshadowed and shown]], but the DownerEnding does come suddenly out of nowhere and is guaranteed to shock a first time viewer.
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* DiabolusExMachina: Possibly not an A partial example because the ending is justified by the premise [[spoiler: and the aerial menace has been foreshadowed and shown]], but the DownerEnding does come suddenly out of nowhere and is guaranteed to shock a first time viewer.
18th Jan '16 6:15:31 PM SantosLHalper
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* AnachronismStew: While the song itself is old enough, the recording of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" used in the film is sung by the Red Army Choir and post-dates the war by decades.
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* AnachronismStew: While the song itself is old enough, the recording of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" used in the film is sung by the Red Army Choir and post-dates the war by decades.over a decade.
29th Dec '15 11:36:57 AM morane
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* Leitmotif: Both the Das Boot Theme and the ''Erzherzog-Albrecht-Marsch'' when the boat arrives to La Rochelle.
3rd Nov '15 10:50:09 PM Amitai
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No reason to have spoilers in the main article.
By now you may wonder why nothing has been said about the plot so far. That is because the plot is quite simple. The U-96 sets sail. They then spend weeks trudging around the mid-Atlantic dealing with boredom, bad weather and a complete absence of Allied targets. They manage to attack one convoy and sink two ships, and get almost killed by the Allied navy. They then get ordered into a near-suicidal situation entering the Mediterranean sea through the British controlled Strait of Gibraltar, the most heavily defended seaway in the world, and are only spared from death pretty much by chance. They escape after a horrendous, odds-defying ordeal and limp home. The ship is then sunk the instant it docks by an Allied air raid. That's pretty much it: all the weeks-long stretches of boredom interspersed by hours-long stretches of terror that made up real German naval patrols.
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By now you may wonder why nothing has been said about Across the multiple versions of the film that exist, the plot so far. That is because the plot is quite simple. The simply encompasses one naval patrol aboard the U-96 sets sail. along with its crew. They then spend weeks trudging around initially struggle to stay alert while nothing happens for endless stretches of time in the mid-Atlantic dealing middle of the Atlantic, and later on struggle to survive extremely dangerous encounters with boredom, bad weather and a complete absence of Allied targets. They manage to attack one convoy and sink two ships, and get almost killed by the Allied navy. They then get ordered into a near-suicidal situation entering the Mediterranean sea through the British controlled Strait of Gibraltar, the most heavily defended seaway in the world, and are only spared from death pretty much by chance. They escape after a horrendous, odds-defying ordeal and limp home. The ship is then sunk the instant it docks by an Allied air raid.navy ships. That's pretty much it: all the weeks-long stretches of boredom interspersed by hours-long stretches of terror that made up real German naval patrols.
9th Sep '15 3:47:11 PM LtFedora
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: While Werner is taking pictures of the crew in the torpedo room, an unidentified culprit (hinted in the extended cut to be Ario) tosses a greasy rag onto his face. Even as a reporter, Werner was still a officer and the culprit would have been severely disciplined.
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