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Das Boot 

Not Rated | | Drama, War | TV Series (2018– )
An inexperienced U-boat 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.
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2018   Unknown  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Vicky Krieps ...  Simone Strasser 8 episodes, 2018
Tom Wlaschiha ...  Hagen Forster 8 episodes, 2018
Thierry Frémont Thierry Frémont ...  Pierre Duval 8 episodes, 2018
August Wittgenstein ...  Karl Tennstedt 8 episodes, 2018
Leonard Scheicher ...  Frank Strasser 8 episodes, 2018
Franz Dinda ...  Robert Ehrenberg 8 episodes, 2018
Fleur Geffrier Fleur Geffrier ...  Margot Bostal 8 episodes, 2018
Olivier Chantreau Olivier Chantreau ...  Emile Charpentier 8 episodes, 2018
Rainer Bock ...  Gluck 8 episodes, 2018
Pit Bukowski ...  Pips Lüders 8 episodes, 2018
Lizzy Caplan ...  Carla Monroe 8 episodes, 2018
Robert Stadlober ...  Hinrich Laudrup 8 episodes, 2018
Philip Birnstiel ...  Benno Schiller 8 episodes, 2018
Ben Münchow ...  Lutz Ritzenhoff 8 episodes, 2018
Joachim Foerster Joachim Foerster ...  Ralf Grothe 8 episodes, 2018
Julius Feldmeier ...  Eugen Strelitz 8 episodes, 2018
Leonard Kunz ...  Gunther Maas 8 episodes, 2018
Leon Lukas Blaschke ...  Thorsten Hecker 8 episodes, 2018
Marvin Linke ...  Peter Kraushaar 8 episodes, 2018
Felix Prochaska Felix Prochaska ...  Steuermann 8 episodes, 2018
Leonard Hohm Leonard Hohm ...  Herbert Schwab 8 episodes, 2018
Klaus Steinbacher Klaus Steinbacher ...  Josef Wolf 7 episodes, 2018
Grégory Gatignol Grégory Gatignol ...  Marc 7 episodes, 2018
Rick Okon ...  Klaus Hoffmann 6 episodes, 2018
Stefan Konarske Stefan Konarske ...  Ulrich Wrangel 6 episodes, 2018
Hubert Delattre Hubert Delattre ...  Claude Martin 6 episodes, 2018
Rafael Gareisen ...  Max von Haber 5 episodes, 2018
Robin Barde ...  Luc Ruchaud 5 episodes, 2018
Vincent Kartheiser ...  Samuel Greenwood 4 episodes, 2018
Wolfgang Rauh Wolfgang Rauh ...  Matthias Loidl 4 episodes, 2018
Clara Ponsot ...  Natalie 4 episodes, 2018
Laure Sirieix Laure Sirieix ...  Beatrice 4 episodes, 2018
Max Schimmelpfennig Max Schimmelpfennig ...  Wilhelm Müller 3 episodes, 2018
Matthias Britschgi Matthias Britschgi ...  Officer / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ...  Priest 3 episodes, 2018
James D'Arcy ...  Jack Sinclair 2 episodes, 2018
Hélène Seuzaret Hélène Seuzaret ...  Jacqueline Rossignol 2 episodes, 2018
Nastassja Girard Nastassja Girard ...  Celine Lapointe 2 episodes, 2018
Jérémie Covillault Jérémie Covillault ...  Dr. Morton 2 episodes, 2018
Pierre Kiwitt ...  Bobby Schulz 2 episodes, 2018
André Penvern ...  Georges 2 episodes, 2018
Alexander Finkenwirth Alexander Finkenwirth ...  Hummel 2 episodes, 2018
Jakub Gierszal ...  Schmidt 2 episodes, 2018
Camille de Leu Camille de Leu ...  Josef's Prostitute 2 episodes, 2018
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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 (Rick Okon). 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 (Vicky Krieps) spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Résistance, ...

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Allies. Lovers. Enemies. Spies.

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Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Czech Republic

Language:

German | English | French

Release Date:

23 November 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Boot (El submarino) See more »

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Budget:

$32,800,000 (estimated)
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The series is set in 1942 - nine months after the action in Das Boot (1981). See more »

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Follows Das Boot (1981) See more »

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Surprisingly good if you're willing to give it a chance
7 December 2018 | by lydeckerrSee all my reviews

First of all: Don't expect this to be either a remake of the original movie or even a sequel, as has been advertised. This show shares some of the DNA with the aforementioned property (most noticeably parts of the iconic soundtrack) but it's really its own thing. It may have been financially prudent to attach the show to the well-established brand because it helped sell it around the world but I feel like the inevitable backlash this always creates when certain expectations are raised and subsequently disappointed may have done more harm than good, as evidenced by most of the user reviews on here so far.

Second of all: I have seen the whole first season, all 8 episodes. Therefore, I think I can fairly judge whether it's a failure or not. I think that overall, the season is a success; however, I thought that the second half of the season was much stronger than the first and really brought everything together. If I had rated the show after having watched only a few episodes, I would have rated it lower. But I still liked it well enough to continue watching it and I'm glad that I did.

Now on to the review:

The show is well-produced. Lookwise, it has a touch of blandness and cleanliness in the early episodes that seems a bit too sterile and not lived-in enough for my taste but I still vastly prefer this over the ridiculously color-graded period drama look of some other contemporary productions. The grittiness increases with the plot and I like that not everyone's covered in grime and sweat right from the start but only when it makes sense due to the situation. The beards also grow exponentially ;)

The acting is a bit stilted in the beginning and the writing a bit forced (especially the parts with the vulgar dialogue) but this improves as the show goes on and by the end I had a great appreciation for the large cast (yes, the characters are a bit indistinguishable at first but you'd be hard-pressed not to be able to tell the difference after a few episodes). As always, there are some stronger actors and some weaker ones but I don't think there's a true weak spot here.

As for the direction: It was the best part in my opinion. It really elevated the writing and managed to bring a lot of inner turmoil of the characters to the surface. Then again, I'm a fan of Andreas Prochaska's work, full disclaimer, guilty as charged.

I will agree with those who say that having two parallel storylines on the land and on the submarine might not have been the smartest decision because it splits the attention of the viewer and most will find themselves wishing that the show would switch back to the other storyline, depending on their preference. I, for one, really enjoyed both storylines, however, and thought that they were well-balanced. In the first half of the season, I enjoyed the resistance storyline more and in the second half, I enjoyed the submarine storyline more, but both managed to add up to a bigger picture in the end.

I'm not quite sure how to sum up how I feel about the show because there's a lot of heavy stuff in it. More than with any other show I've watched in recent memory, it felt very mature and adult in its content and themes. Don't be fooled by the people saying that this is a soap opera. I'd be surprised if anyone called this a soap opera after having watched it all through to the end. There are personal conflicts, of course, but none of them resolve in a remotely cheesy way. If anything, I'd call the conflict solving on this show brutal.

One last thing: I watched the show without a dub and really enjoyed the realism of having the characters speak in the languages they would have realistically communicated in in their respective situations. I also enjoyed seeing such an international cast and was particularly impressed with the French actors.

In any case, I liked the show, even if I found some of the scenes in the later episodes hard to stomach, and I'm glad it was renewed for a second season.


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