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The Sinking of the Laconia

Season 1
7.0201513+
In 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Laconia, sinking the British ship, which carried more than 2,000 passengers. Led by an outstanding cast, this harrowing story is dramatized with deft characterizations, narrative subtlety, and moral complexity.
Starring
Ken DukenFranka PotenteAndrew Buchan
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Part 1
    July 12 2015
    1 h 25 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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 1 of 2)
  2. 2. Part 2
    July 12 2015
    1 h 25 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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. (Part 2 of 2)

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Directors
Uwe Janson
Producers
Johnathan YoungKlaus ZimmermannNico Hoffmann
Network
Acorn Media
Amazon Maturity Rating
13+ Teens. Learn more
Supporting actors
Lindsay DuncanBrian Cox