The Sinking of the Laconia DVD

The Sinking of the Laconia DVD

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The remarkable true WWII story In September 1942 at the height of the battle for the Atlantic, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Laconia, sinking the British ship without knowing that it carried more than 2,000 passengers, many of them civilians. What followed is a harrowing true story of heroism, heartbreak, and unexpected humanity in the midst of the bloodiest conflict in history. Award-winning screenwriter Alan Bleasdale (G.B.H.) dramatizes the incident with deft characterizations, narrative subtlety, and moral complexity. Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity, Run Lola Run), and Andrew Buchan (Garrow’s Law) anchor the outstanding international cast, which also features Lindsay Duncan (Rome) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy). Both thrilling and thought-provoking, this BAFTA-nominated miniseries is “the best bit of drama on the BBC in 20 years” (The Independent, U.K.). Part 1 September 1942. The RMS Laconia travels the Atlantic Ocean carrying Italian prisoners of war, British troops, and civilian passengers. While Junior Third Officer Thomas Mortimer befriends the enigmatic Hilda Smith, beneath the sea, a German U-boat captained by Werner Hartenstein looks for targets. Part 2 On board the crowded submarine, a tentative truce forms between the sailors and the survivors. Mortimer is taken aboard the U-boat, and Hilda reveals her secret. Hartenstein’s distress call has surprising consequences both for the rescue operation and the future conduct of the war.

Specifications+

Format
Blu-ray + DVD
Number of discs
1
Quebec rating
G
Closed captioning
No
BoxedSet
No
Language
English
Silent
No
Cast
N/A
English rating
G
Run time (minutes)
245
Brand
E1 Entertainment
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30452286
UPC
5496187979
SKU
10144992

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