Here’s a film that needs no introduction – unless, as
will be the case at our screenings, that introduction is
provided by the composer of the film’s memorable score.
German jazz saxophonist and film music composer Klaus
Doldinger, visiting New Zealand to perform with his jazz
group Passport, has generously agreed to introduce these
screenings in conjunction with half-day workshops he will
present for filmmakers and musicians in Auckland (April 4
at the Auckland Art Gallery) and Wellington (April 16 at the
New Zealand Film Archive). Prospective participants should
go to our website for workshop details. Normal admission
prices apply for the screenings.
Wolfgang Petersen’s drama of life aboard a German U-boat
(named 25th in Empire’s list of the world’s all-time best
movies) began life as a TV series, and was first seen by the
wider world in this 150 minute theatrical version released
(and nominated for numerous Oscars) in 1981. Big thanks
to the Goethe Institut for securing this print and arranging Mr Doldinger’s participation.
West Germany | 1981 | 150 mins Director: Wolfgang Petersen Producer: Günter Rohrbach Screenplay: Wolfgang Petersen.
Based on the novel by Lothar G.
Buchheim Photography: Jost Vacano Editor: Hannes Nikel Music: Klaus Doldinger With: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert
Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann,
Herbertus Bengsch, Martin
Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin
Leder, Martin May, Heinz Hönig,
In German with English subtitles