The Last U-Boat (German: Das letzte U-Boot) is a 1993 German television film directed by Frank Beyer, starring Ulrich Mühe and Ulrich Tukur, and scored by Oskar Sala. The film is loosely based on the true story of the German submarine U-234’s mission to Japan in the closing days of World War II.

The Last U-Boat
Directed byFrank Beyer
Screenplay byKnut Boeser
Produced byAlfred Nathan (ZDF)
Werner Swossil (ORF)
Paul Coss (ABC)
Kagari Tajima (NHK)
Manfred Durniok
StarringUlrich Mühe
Ulrich Tukur
Kaoru Kobayashi
Goro Ohashi
Manfred Zapatka
Matthias Habich
Udo Samel
Sylvester Groth
Edited byRita Hiller [de]
Release date
  • 1993 (1993)
Running time
100 minutes
CountriesGermany, Austria, United States and Japan
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese



Home release


In 2010 the film was distributed in Germany on DVD by Pandastorm Pictures GmbH. In Spain it was marketed as Das Boot 2: The Last Mission in reference to the unrelated 1981 West German submarine film Das Boot directed by Wolfgang Petersen.[1]


  1. ^ "Das Boot 2: La Última Misión (TV)". Film Affinity. Retrieved 17 March 2024.