On Tv8 Das Boot, the war “seen” by the Germans – Ultima Ora


(ANSA) – ROME, DEC 26 – For the first time in the clear, on TV8, comes Das Boot, an original Sky production, broadcast from December 28, every Monday, in prime time. The eight-episode series (two per evening aired on TV8) is inspired by the novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, as well as the hugely successful 1981 film (known in Italy as U-Boot 96), which obtained six 1983 Oscar nominations. The original Sky series was filmed in Munich, La Rochelle, Prague and Malta and, even before its debut in Germany and Austria, was sold in over 100 territories worldwide.

In the cast of international level, we find among others Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Vicky Krieps (The hidden thread), Rick Okon (Tatort), Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), James D’Arcy (MARVEL’s Agent Carter), Rainer Bock (Inglourious Basterds), Leonard Scheicher (Finsterworld).

Directed by the Austrian Andreas Prochaska, who also signed A Day for a Miracle, awarded with an International Emmy Award.

It is 1942 and the new submarine U-612, a prodigy of German engineering of the time, is ready to set sail from the French coasts occupied by the Nazis for a mission in the Atlantic. On board 40 young Navy men share a mission and the cramped spaces of the submarine.

Set during the Second World War, Das Boot describes, through the eyes of German soldiers, the blind fanaticism that pushes young people into a meaningless war, a topic that is still very topical. (HANDLE).

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