Feathers and plumes, shoes and cardboard robots to tell the bitter tale which brought Mayes C. Rubeo at the 2020 Oscar Night
Aboard the Nazi submarine
by Eleonora D’Uffizi
An observation that has found the audience and critics in agreement: Das Boot, the German TV series labelled Sky Original and set in 1942 during the Second World War, certainly owes part of its success to the set design, aesthetics and attention to detail. The story is the ideal sequel to Wolfgang Petersen’s film Das Boot (1981), which was itself inspired by the novels Das Boot (The Boat) and Die Festung (The Fortress) by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, which earned 6 Academy Award nominations, for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing (that year, however, Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi and Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial won the day).
Back on the air in June 2020 in Italy on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV with the second season, Das Boot continues to develop along three main storylines.