Rialto Newmarket
Tue 3 April, 8.00 pm

Fri 13 April, 8.15 pm

Regent Theatre
no screenings

Hollywood 3
no screenings

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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.
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,
Uwe Ochsenknecht
In German with English subtitles

Censors rating: M violence, offensive language