Das Boot

Series: 23. November 2018 | Sky

The story of the new high end series "Das Boot" begins in the fall of 1942, at a time when, in the midst of World War II, submarine warfare was becoming ever more brutal. The plot follows a young submarine Crew on a dangerous surveillance mission, as the Résistance begins to gain influence at the French port of La Rochelle.

During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 is now ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new commander, Klaus Hoffmann. As the 40 young men take on their first mission, they struggle with the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of life underwater. Their personalities are pushed to the limit as tensions rise and loyalties begin to shatter. Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Resistance, and causing her to question everything. Could all she believed to be true, in fact be a lie?

A story of choices and survival, Das Boot explores the emotional torment of life during World War Two, and the brutal reality of living within a senseless war. Buchheim's statement that blind fanaticism drives young men into a hopeless war has unfortunately not lost any relevance in today’s world.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer

Moritz Polter, Oliver VogelJan S. Kaiser, Marcus Ammon, Frank Jastfelder, Jenna Santoianni

Coproduction Company  Sky Deutschland, Sonar Entertainment

Funding

Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union, TRIP, Czech State Cinematography Fund, Malta Film Commission

Producer

Magdalena Steffenhagen

Broadcaster

Sky

Commissioning Editor

Frank Jastfelder

Screenplay

Tony Saint, Johannes Betz, Simon Allen, Laura Grace, Benedikt Röskau

Director

Andreas Prochaska

Director of Photography

David Luther

Cast

Lizzy Caplan, Tom Wlaschiha, Vicky Krieps, Rick Okon, August Wittgenstein, Leonard Scheicher, Stefan Konarske, Rainer Bock, Robert Stadlober, Franz Dinda, Vincent Kartheiser et al.

Casting

Siegfried Wagner, Gwendolyn Clayton, Sylvie Brocheré, Priscilla John

Head of Production

Gilbert Möhler, Sascha Ommert

Line Producer

Holger Reibiger

Set Design

Nick Palmer

Costume Design

Chattoune

Make-Up

Meg Tanner