This review may contain spoilers.
For some reason, i really like U-Boat movies. But to be fair, after “Hunt for Red October” this is only the second movie I watched featuring u-boats.
“The Boat” was tense. From the first scene in the ballroom to the final scene in the dock I felt tense while watching. Everyone in the movie is constant on the edge and so was I. I wasn’t really connected to the protagonists but very focused on what’s happening. So in the end, the movie has a problem to really sell me the death of the crew as dramatic. Of course, it is, but I barely know who was who. DoP Jost Vacano did a really good job to give me a feeling of the boat and its structure. In the end, I would say that the boat was the best actor with Martin Semmelrogge as second best.