I’m not normally a fan of war films or period-piece movies. That said, TORPEDO: U-235 is both of those things and holy hell did I love it.
Director Sven Huybrechts, who is rather new to the film scene, brings you a wonderful mix of adventure, comedy and suspense in TORPEDO: U-235. Do not let his lack of other projects fool you, this film is wonderfully directed, capturing moments you wouldn’t have thought would be needed nor would have expected. The film also boasts a well-written script by Johan Horemans and Sven Huybrechts that was delivered to perfection by the cast. In addition to authentic props and scenery, TORPEDO: U-235 features multiple complex and elaborate set pieces that show the dedication that the cast and crew had to bring the action to you.
The film follows a renegade group of resistance fighters with one goal on their mind: “Killing Krauts”. And boy do they get the chance. It doesn’t take long, though, before their expertise is sought out for what most are considering a suicide mission. However, if their mission succeeds, they will have killed lots of Germans and have delivered uranium to America for a bomb that could wipe out many. Did I mention this is all being done in a stolen German U-boat that they have to learn to operate from a hostage German U-boat captain? What can go wrong, right?
You will follow these characters through the waters, each scene more captivating than the last as they are being hunted by submarine killers in the air, German destroyers on the water, and you guessed it, German U-boats. Your heart will race as each step away they are met with another obstacle. You will gasp, you will cheer, you may even cry. Needless to say, you will not want to miss a moment of this journey. Though a motley crew, they learn they have to work together and do what is needed no matter what. After all, the mission must succeed. TORPEDO: U-235 arrives on VOD May 19, 2020.