The film is seen as one of the greatest of all German films. At the 55th Academy Awards, Das Boot was nominated for six awards, including Best Director.
To this day, it holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for a German film. Taut, breathtakingly thrilling, and devastatingly intelligent, Das Boot is one of the greatest war films ever made.
The characteristic lead melody of the soundtrack took on a life of its own after german rave group U96 created a remixed ‘techno version’ in 1991.
The title theme ‘Das Boot‘ became an international hit. It took the German single charts by storm and reached the top spot in 1992, where it spent an unprecedented 13 weeks.
Das Boot became a number-one hit also in Austria, Israel, Norway and Switzerland and was a top ten hit in Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Sweden. The song was the subject of many remixes throughout the years.