"Das Boot" screenplay & script. Read it. Download it!
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There's more to a script than just words.
For your consideration, we offer their final draft. It's a scanned copy of the original hand-typed English version, translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn. Free, of course, from 8FLiX and Sony Pictures.
And, speaking of Buchheim's novel: we also have the digital version of the book available for download. Courtesy of, and © 1975, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
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What's "Das Boot" about?
So glad you asked! Have a look at the movie's logline, and a quote from the screenplay.
It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in destroying English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. DAS BOOT is the story of one such U-Boat crew.
La Rochelle's out, I'm afraid. We've been given a new port of destination: La Spezia.
PG. 113 : Scene 175
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The "Das Boot" version we have was scanned in 2006. It's 180-pages, and a little hard to read -- too bad the print didn't age as well as the movie. However, the script is still a great read. Enjoy!
How to read and download the "Das Boot" screenplay.
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The DOWNLOAD E-BOOK button is for the 1974 novel (also in PDF). It's a great study-guide and companion to the screenplay.