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, ...
You are looking for a suspenseful, extremely well acted series to watch?
Then go watch Das Boot! If you are a big fan of the 80's original movie or the books it's loosely based on - this is probably not your thing and you'd better skip it.
Is it historical correct? Definitely not. Does it have the usual agenda concerning LGBT and female main characters, which is apparently mandatory nowadays? It does. But much more important is what else it is: it's suspenseful, entertaining, heart-warming, exceptionally well acted by the entire cast and the set and scenery is incredibly detailed and artistic. That's just perfect entertainment!
10 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this