The Boat

1981 Drama

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge


  • The most convincing war movie ever made.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013

  • Wolfgang Petersen's direction is an exercise in pure craftsmanship.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    19 January 2013

  • A great movie just got greater, thanks to this thorough restoration.

    Mike Clark - USA Today

    19 January 2013

  • You emerge from this experience rather like a returning U-boat crewman -- drained, blinking in the light, but oddly triumphant.

    Desson Thomson - The Washington Post

    19 January 2013

  • Sweaty and claustrophobic, exciting and horrifying at the same time, it never lets us forget we're riding aboard a giant, primitive tin can, a hunk of industrial machinery that mingles the illusion of omnipotence with the reality of a floating prison cell.

    Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly

    19 January 2013


  • Best Cinematography

    Academy Awards (1983)

  • Best Foreign Language Film

    Awards of the Japanese Academy (1983)

  • Best Foreign Language Film

    BAFTA Awards (1983)

  • Best Cinematography (Kamerapreis)

    Bavarian Film Awards (1982)

  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

    Directors Guild of America (1983)