|Format:||2 x two hours, HD|
Ken Duken (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, LACONIA)
Franka Potente (RUN LOLA RUN, THE BOURNE TRILOGY)
Thomas Kretschmann (KING KONG; RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE)
|Directed by:||Uwe Janson|
|Produced by:||teamworxs in Coproduction with degeto for SWR and BBC|
LaconiaOff the coast of West Africa, a German submarine sinks the British troop transporter "Laconia". Against his orders, German commander Hartenstein has the survivors rescued. Even when his ship gets attacked, he continues to help the allied castaways. But the resulting truce on high sea cannot last...
1942. The naval war between Nazi Germany and the Allies is entering its final phase. On 12 September, the German submarine U-156 crosses paths with the British troop transporter Laconia in the Atlantic. The Germans attack; the Laconia sinks. What begins as a normal wartime encounter turns into one of the biggest and most controversial conflicts of World War II. The submarine commander faces an impossible dilemma as wounded soldiers and civilians cling to life rafts in the sea. Defying his superiors, he decides to surface and help the survivors. For three days and three nights, there is a truce at sea. But it is a truce that cannot last...