It reminded me of Das Boot in many ways. Another brilliant but very gritty mini series made by German tv about a U Boat that was operatting in the Med and their struggle to get through the Straits of Gilbralter.
I have to say the actors who played the Captain in both of the films did look very handsome!! Although the actor in the BBC Production i thought was the better looking of the two!! On a more serious note, both these films/dramas do show the horror of war as we realise the "enemy" were just as human as you and I. What i mean is that the ordinary men and women who were caught up and forced in to the Armed Forces were as much victims as anyone else. Hope that came across right! Of course the Nazi leadership had to be crushed and defeated as it was an evil regime, but at the cost of so many lives.
It was a thought provoking film that i wont forget in a long time, just as Das Boot had a profound impact on me as a teenager and i still remember it today! I showed someone once a German U Boat that is on display near where i work. Personally i think it is a total waste of money and should not be on display. People died in that boat. The bodies may have been removed and it is all cleaned up and all, but it should have been left to rest in peace. The person who i showed the U Boat too said it was a war trophy and i agreed. I felt ashamed of the U boat being there. It should never have been salvaged Sure send in diving equiptment and have a nose round like they did with the Titanic and bring back a few bits and pieces of items, but leave the ship and the bodies to rest in peace and be respected as an underwater grave.