Wolfgang Petersen's elaborate and internationally acclaimed film "The Boat" is based on an authentic submarine operation during 1941. Leaving harbor from La Rochelle, the German submarine U96 takes off to torpedo British freighters.
On board the submarine is the young war reporter Werner, who doesn't seem to make friends with any of the crew. After gruelingly boring days out at sea, suddenly a British fleet appears. But the men overlook one hugely important detail in their plan of attack: the freighter's highly armed security escort...
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH