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7 Ratings

The Boat Is Full

Das Boot ist voll

Directed by Markus Imhoof
Austria, 1981
Drama, War


The film confronts a little-spoken of aspect of World War II: “neutral” Switzerland’s refusal to provide refuge for Jews and other political dissidents escaping from Nazi Germany – a policy that doomed thousands to death.

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The Boat Is Full Directed by Markus Imhoof

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1981 | 4 wins including: C.I.D.A.L.C. Award

1981 | Honorable Mention: FIPRESCI Prize


Academy Awards

1982 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

National Board of Review

1981 | Winner: Top Foreign Films