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Das Boot: The Director’s Cut

Friday, Oct 28 at 6:15 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. 1981/1997, 208 mins. 35mm. With Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin Leder, Martin May. This epic World War II film, at the time the most expensive production ever mounted in Germany, remains a spectacular achievement thanks to cinematographer Jost Vacano’s groundbreaking technical innovations, the propulsive rhythms of jazz saxophonist Klaus Doldinger’s score, and, above all, Petersen’s canny refashioning of the classic seafaring template through the severe, modern mold of the claustrophobic thriller. Restored to its 209-minute director’s cut for a theatrical release in 1997, this version expands the harrowing and tragic story of Nazi submarine U-96, led by the hard-bitten, cynical Captain Lehmann (Prochnow in his star-making turn).

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.