I first watched “Das Boot” in its 149-minute theatrical form when I was 10 years old. Although I was an unusually curious movie buff at that age, I wasn’t in the habit of reading through two-and-a-half-hour movies, especially when they had subtitles. But once the U-boat set sail, I was in for a long time. There is something particularly intriguing, characteristic of Richard Scarry, to the inner workings of the ship. Petersen eschews murderous fanfare, and simply presents these men and what their martial environment is all about, which is both exhilarating and terrifying. The basics are conveyed to the journalist/audience agent (Herbert Grönemeyer) responsible for documenting the crew’s activities, but Petersen, is greatly aided by the cinematographer’s grieving camera Jost Vacano, skillfully and wordlessly established the submarine’s geographical position. If there is an obstacle in the system, you will feel it with the naked eye.
There are also teamwork by sailors, who were gifted to sing “It’s been a long way to the Tipperary”, a song enjoyed by British soldiers during World War I. the horrors of their mission. This is the genius of Petersen’s film: even in its 207-minute cuts (which I saw in theaters at Loews Lincoln Square in Manhattan with several hookey theaters on a glaring weekday afternoon. chang in April 1997), you closed the door to find out why they fought. Because we were completely put in their peril, we hoped as hell that they would get their disabled sub out of the ocean floor.
https://www.slashfilm.com/967582/with-das-boot-wolfgang-petersen-directed-the-single-greatest-submarine-movie-ever-made/ With Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen directed the greatest submarine movie ever made