U-571 is a 2000 American war film directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, and Bill Paxton. The film is set during World War II and follows a group of American submariners as they undertake a dangerous mission to capture a German Enigma machine from a German U-boat.
The film begins with the crew of the American submarine USS Stingray being ordered to intercept and capture a German U-boat carrying the Enigma machine. The Enigma machine was a code-making device used by the Germans to encrypt their communications, and the Americans believed that capturing it would give them a significant advantage in the war.
As the Stingray approaches the U-boat, they discover that it has already been damaged by a British submarine and is in the process of being abandoned by its crew. The Americans decide to take advantage of this opportunity and board the U-boat, posing as a German rescue team.
As the Americans try to find and secure the Enigma machine, they face numerous challenges, including the need to repair the damaged U-boat and evade detection by the Germans. The tension and danger of the mission are heightened by the fact that the Americans are deep behind enemy lines and have no way to communicate with their own forces.
Despite these challenges, the Americans are ultimately able to find and capture the Enigma machine, allowing them to decipher German communications and gain a significant advantage in the war. The film ends with the Stingray returning to base and the crew being celebrated as heroes.
Overall, U-571 is a thrilling and action-packed war film that tells the story of a daring and risky mission undertaken by a group of brave American submariners. It showcases the bravery and determination of the men who fought in World War II and the sacrifices they made in the name of freedom and victory.
Kapitänleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp, the skipper of U-110, did not succeed in reaching his submarine, allegedly shot in the water by British machine gunners according to a submarine crewman. Here, Tank is the guy that keeps the engines and all that stuff in the back running while others take care of other situations. Tank and Trigger, both members of the submarine crew, and both members in the rebellion the people in the matrix are doing. The point I am making is that there are hundreds of true stories and events that are more interesting than the fiction Hollywood comes out with. After making repairs and restoring its power, Tyler decides to route the disabled submarine toward U-571 has been commandeered by Americans. .
Retrieved November 6, 2017. I could go on for hours. They Shall Not Pass Unseen. The best part was when the Americans boarded the sub and when that mystery U-boat torpedoed the S-33. Why did they not consult with U-boat veterans? As the crew sighs in relief, Tank reports Trigger's death. In April 1943, Möhlmann claimed that he sank three additional ships but these could not be matched with records of Allied losses.
. The incident most likely to have provided the inspiration for the movie, U-571, the capture of U-110 in May of 1941 by the Royal Navy, was kept so secret that the British did not even tell President Roosevelt of the capture until almost a year later. We have the same effect with all those so-called western films, which made all "we" know about the former inhabitants of North America. According to Britain's The United States' involvement in the Sub Lt. Goofy Hollywood strikes again. Something I did not like was the shooting of the British people on the lifeboat. Matrix: Tank gets wounded by traitor Seifer.
Given the fact that they were disabled, it seemed like a proper wartime order to give. This left the audience not knowing what had happened to his character. Unable to turn back, he manages to close the valve just before he drowns. Director Jonathan Mostow said recently on the History Channel that he did a lot of research and talking to vets before writing the screenplay. By this time, the Allies were already routinely decoding German naval Enigma traffic. Tyler attempts to deceive the destroyer into stopping its attack, by ejecting debris and a dead crew member out of a torpedo tube, faking their own destruction. If they had that capability with just one Torpedo, the war in the Atlantic would have been over in 6 months for the Allies.
As if this scenario is not lucky enough for every American sailor on board the U-571 to win the Mega Million AND the Power Ball lottery 2 or 3 times in a row, the situation takes a turn for the worse! Please note that reading them may 'spoil' the movie for you if you haven't seen it yet. Deutsche U-Boote 1935—1945 — u-boot-archiv. Definitely worth the trip but no Das Boot. As far as substituting Americans for British in a historical situation you just need to look back to the old TV series Rat Patrol. Every movie has to get rid of some correct information. As I understood, the "milch cows" supply subs were quite a bit larger than the regular U-Boat. There was no tension or suspense to speak of, the depth-charge plumes weren't as believable as those in The Enemy Below, and the scenes in which the depth charges would all of a sudden barrage U-571 just became chaotic and incomprehensible without being scary.
U-571 is forced to descend to dangerously deep depths, only to suffer further damage from the intense pressure. Every single explosion I saw was enormous. The torpedo that was fired from the U-571 was just going way too far for me. During a storm, S-33's boarding party surprises and overwhelms the crew of U-571. One earlier post was wondering about the German ship that was torpedoed near the end of the movie.
The music was blasting just to try to create the tension that a quieter scene would have done much better. The movie was great, a bit of Hollywood involved in some scenes. The sound effects were great, and it's nice to see the progress digital animation has made and has yet to go. Anyway, one thing I noticed, was something about the names that compared to a well known movie, 'The Matrix'. U-559 sunk to the bottom and the whole matter was hush-hush.
Retrieved March 9, 2013. If looked at logically, or taken seriously, you have problems. Pennsylvania Sun was later salvaged and returned to service, while the other three ships attacked in July were sunk. Not a bit of truth in the movie. It created tense situations and exploited them properly.