TV-SERIES: Das Boot (2018)

TITLE: Das Boot

It’s Autumn 1942, in occupied France and U-612 is bracing for its maiden voyage. Led by the young commander Klaus Hoffmann, 40 men are heading towards their first ever mission in an increasingly brutal war, all cramped within the metal vessel. Personalities clash and loyalties shatter as they are tried by the unspeakable horrors of war. Will they live to make it back ashore?

Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Simone Strasser, sister of Frank Strasser who’s a radio operator onboard U-612, her world is quickly spinning out of control. Deep into an impossible love affair that has her torn between the two sides, Simone must now navigate a world full of deception and betrayal, all under the watchful eye of the Gestapo’s Hagen Forster.


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Episode 1: Neue Wege
Episode 2: Geheime Missionen
Episode 3: Verluste
Episode 4: Zweifel
Episode 5: Loyalität
Episode 6: Gegen die Zeit
Episode 7: Verdammt
Episode 8: Abrechnung
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To be released

IMAGES: Das Boot
Title Das Boot
Country Germany, Czech Republic
Production Co. Bavaria Fiction, Latina Pictures, Sky
Creators Johannes W. Betz, Tony Saint
Cast Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Thierry Frémont, August Wittgenstein
Language German, English, French
English Subtitles Yes
REVIEW: Das Boot


After watching already the first two episodes, you can tell this series is not a re-make of the 1982 or the 1985 mini-series of Das Boot. The script is totally new although the Bavarian production company is the same. This new series looks more to be a spy drama than a U-boat war series. I am not impressed.

After watching the whole first season, I can conclude the new Das Boot (2018) series are actually two loosely connected stories that ran in parallel with one another, a naval drama rather than combat, and a spy drama. The naval part is the better one although the script is rather average. The spy drama part doesn’t add anything to the series. A three-parts mini-series with 1.5 hours long episodes, and without the spy drama part, would have been preferred by me.

Written and Reviewed by Göran Hedlund

WATCH: Das Boot
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