"Submarine" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

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I can imagine disagreement and ideologically resonance that caused the picture came out in the light. In my memory this is the only film about World War II, in which German soldiers are not shown, as we are accustomed, as a personification of cruelty, immorality and unscrupulousness as horrible fascists, nationalists, eager to incinerate the world. Wolfgang Petersen made a conceptual turning point, demonstrating its outstanding picture of a simple truth - no matter who you are - a German, a Russian, an Englishman, an American, who want the war - it's terrible, and it is terrible for everyone who is involved in it. Because every soldier - a man and his desires, principles, fears, dreams, weaknesses. And in the face of death are all
«Submarine." - very powerful and serious male drama, without snot and slozok. It's a tough story of courage and wild courage, unwavering fortitude and perseverance. And perhaps one of the most authentic and realistic, no embellished films. Yes, there are other very good picture about submariners, referring to the western, the same «U-571" and others. But they will never catch up with this film, because it is more spectacular, more fascinating and beautiful, the characters of these films are good, yes, but sometimes resemble super heroes. There is not an iota of fiction or pathos. The picture is very heavy and gloomy.
This picture is not clear to those for whom the best movie about the war, "Pearl Harbor", ie not for someone who craves spectacle, such a person is unlikely to screening the movie till the end. I decided to get acquainted with the picture looking the extended director's length of three and a half hours, and I confess, with all admiration for this film, it was hard, watching very tired. But the film is remembered forever ...
The film tells the story of the crew of the German submarine sent to patrol the Atlantic to intercept British transport. The crew of young, dissatisfied with the captain, knowing that it will be difficult. «... Children's Crusade .» All the expected difficulties and trials, but no one could have predicted that these tests would be so cruel and terrible, not just putting a crew on the line between the surface and the abyss between life and death.
very strong emotional picture. Certainly the strongest dramatic finale, which is difficult to say something, it is necessary to look. Generally, if you are going to have to see a picture, you look at least a director's. Just can not imagine what a 150 minute version. Because even an extended version, which I saw looked so harmonious and complete, that I can not even imagine the movie in a different format. This time, just need to open a very deep characters, show all the tragedy and the severity of the tests that have fallen to their lot, how they cope with them.
Very good acting of every one who is in the picture, though from all I I only know Jürgen Prochnow, playing the role of captain. Very I remembered at the beginning of the exuberant Thomson. « I wanted to vomit all the brains. I was so drunk that he can not get laid. Zeke Heil! »
It should also be noted, and the visual part of the film. The film lacks the military battle scenes that look really very hard and exciting, for by this very nice and high quality, even though now, thirty years later, the picture and the visual effects are simply stunning, never for a moment without causing feeling of artificiality and cheapness. Dark and heavy atmosphere of narrow passages inside the water makes its way through the cracks after the depth charges, all creates an incredible sense of realism of what is happening and evokes strong emotions. Plus great music.
What I can say in the end. "Submarine" can not be compared with any of any film in the genre and kind, it is absolutely unique movie. There is a "submarine" and there are other films, just like that. Powerful drama, very heavy and not fun. One of the most real and best films about the Second World War in the history of cinema.
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