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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2018

Inspired by Wolfgang Petersen's Oscar®-nominated feature film and Lothar-Günther Buchheim's eponymous bestselling novel, the € 25 million eight-episode event series starts in autumn 1942 as the U-boat campaign is becoming increasingly brutal and shows blind fanaticism pushing young men into a pointless war on land and at sea. The Lola-winning Austrian filmmaker Andreas Prochaska (THE DARK VALLEY) directs an international cast including GAME OF THRONES' Tom Wlaschiha, Lizzy Caplan (MASTERS OF SEX), Vicky Krieps (PHANTOM THREAD) and Rainer Bock (SS GB) at locations in La Rochelle, Prague, Munich and Malta to premiere on Sky in Germany, Austria, Italy, the UK and Ireland at the end of 2018.
Genre Action, Drama
Category Series
Director Andreas Prochaska
Screenplay Tony Saint, Johannes W. Betz, Simon Allen, Laura Grace, Benedikt Röskau
Cinematography David Luther
Cast Lizzy Caplan, Tom Wlaschiha, Vicky Krieps, Rick Okon, August Wittgenstein, Stefan Konarske, Rainer Bock, Robert Stadlober, Franz Dinda
Producers Moritz Polter, Oliver Vogel, Jan S. Kaiser, Marcus Ammon, Frank Jastfelder, Jenna Santoianni
Production Company Bavaria Fiction, in co-production with Sky Deutschland, Sonar Entertainment
 German, English, French
Festivals Torino 2018, Shanghai TV Festival 2019, Festival de Télévision Monte-Carlo 2019, Geneva 2019
Awards Magnolia Award Best Foreign TV Series Shanghai 2019, Golden Nymph (Outstanding Actress: Vicky Krieps) Festival de Télévision Monte-Carlo 2019
With backing from Creative Europe, TRIP, Czech State Cinematography Fund, Malta Film Commission
German Distributor Sky Deutschland

World Sales
Sonar Entertainment