The Boat Is Full(Movie, 1981)

Original title: "Das Boot ist voll" (German/DE)
1h 41min | Genres: Drama, History, War
The Boat Is FullRating: 3.5/5 (with 33 votes)
The Boat Is Full (German: Das Boot ist voll) is a 1981 German-language Swiss film directed by Markus Imhoof. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film as a Swiss submission. It was also entered into the 31st Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear for an outstanding single achievement. ()
Movie poster of The Boat Is Full

Where to watch The Boat Is Full (cinema/streaming/download)?

At the moment we can't find any options to watch The Boat Is Full online but we constantly add new providers. Create a free account now to add The Boat Is Full to your favorites & stay up to date.

Awards & Nominations for The Boat Is Full

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

About The Boat Is Full

During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith's teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable's exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported?

Watch Movies & Series on Amazon Prime Video Today!

Enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows/series, over two million songs ad free, free shipping, exclusive deals and more with Amazon Prime. Start your 30-day free trial today. After that, only $12.99/month or $119 annually; Prime Video standalone is available for just $8.99/month.

Trailer for The Boat Is Full + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Das Boot ist voll ≣ 1981 ≣ Trailer(Trailer, 1:57)

Play VideoPlay Video

Additional Information

Production countries: Austria, Switzerland, Germany
Plays in: Switzerland
Original language: German (DE)
Spoken languages: German (DE)
Translated into 9 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 04/25/1981
Director: Markus Imhoof
Producer: George Reinhart, Markus Imhoof
Screenwriter: Markus Imhoof
Film Editor: Helena Gerber, Fee Liechti
Director of Photography: Hans Liechti

Movie recommendations for The Boat Is Full

If you like The Boat Is Full then you might also like the following movies:


Certification unknown

2011 | 3.0/5

Children of Beslan

Certification unknown

2005 | 4.0/5 | 1h

Dragon from Shaolin

Certification unknown

1996 | 3.5/5 | 1h 29min

My Father, My Mother

Certification unknown

1978 | 3.0/5 | 1h 57min

Boy's Choir

Certification unknown

2000 | 3.2/5 | 2h 9min

The Child

Certification unknown

2000 | 2.8/5 | 2h 15min

Handle Me with Care

Certification unknown

2008 | 3.0/5 | 1h 58min

Angels and Cherubs

Certification unknown

1972 | 3.5/5 | 1h 30min

Similar movies as The Boat Is Full

These movies are similar to The Boat Is Full (story/era etc.):



2010 | 2.9/5 | 1h 31min

Schindler's List


1993 | 4.3/5 | 3h 15min

The Babysitters


2007 | 3.0/5 | 1h 28min



1996 | 3.0/5 | 1h 55min
WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:119018, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/27/2021