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U-571 is a american film of genre Drama directed by Jonathan Mostow released in USA on 21 april 2000 with Matthew McConaughey

U-571 (2000)

U-571
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Released in USA 21 april 2000
Length 1h51
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    War,    Thriller,    Action
Rating65% 3.2989053.2989053.2989053.2989053.298905

U-571 is a 2000 war film directed by Jonathan Mostow, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Thomas Kretschmann, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Noseworthy, Will Estes and Tom Guiry. In the film, a World War II German submarine is boarded in 1942 by disguised United States Navy submariners seeking to capture her Enigma cipher machine.

The film was financially successful and generally well-received by critics in the USA and won an Academy Award for sound editing. The fictitious plot attracted substantial criticism since, in reality, it was British personnel from HMS Bulldog who first captured a naval Enigma machine (from U-110 in the North Atlantic in May 1941), months before the United States had even entered the war. The anger over the inaccuracies even reached the British Parliament, where Prime Minister Tony Blair stated that the film was an "affront" to British sailors.

The real U-571 was never involved in any such events, was not captured, and was in fact sunk in January 1944, off Ireland, by a Short Sunderland flying boat from No. 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.

U-571 was filmed in the Mediterranean, near Rome and Malta. Footage, sets and models from the movie have been reused for other productions, including 'Submerged,' depicting the loss of the USS Sailfish (SS-192), and the fictional Ghostboat. The non-diving replica of the S-33 is still showing on Google Earth as being located in Grand Harbour, Valleta

Synopsis

German U-boat U-571 is immobilized by a British destroyer. The US Navy submarine S-33 has been modified to resemble a German U-boat to steal the Enigma coding device and sink the U-571.

Actors

Matthew McConaughey

(Lt. Andrew Tyler)
Bill Paxton

(Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren)
Harvey Keitel

(CPO Henry Klough)
Thomas Kretschmann

(Capt. Lt. Gunther Wassner)
Jon Bon Jovi

(Lt. Pete Emmett)
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