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The Boat Is Full

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The Boat Is Full
Das Boot ist voll
Modern DVD Cover
Country AUT.jpg Austria
GER.jpg West Germany
CH.jpg Switzerland
Directed by Markus Imhoof
Release Date January 15, 1981
Language French
Swiss German
Studio Limbo Film AG
Schweizer Fernsehen (SF)
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
Distributor Cactus Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Judith Krueger Tina Engel
Hannes Krueger Hans Diehl
Olaf Landau Martin Walz
Lazar Ostrowskij Curt Bois
Frau Ostrowskij Ilse Bahrs

The Boat Is Full is a 1981 Austro-German-Swiss movie directed by Markus Imhoof. In 1942, a group of refugees manages to get from Germany to Switzerland, which has already closed its borders. They happen to clash in the emergency situation: the Jewish siblings Judith and Olaf, the old Viennese Ostrowskij with his granddaughter, a French orphan boy, and a German deserter. The landlady Anna takes in the refugees, and after an initial mistrust, her husband Franz also takes care of them. For the most part, the villagers treat the foreign "freeloaders" with ignorance or even hateful rejection. Since the Swiss authorities do not recognize asylum "only on racial grounds," the homeless are finally arrested and taken to an internment camp.

The Boat Is Full was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in 1982 and won numerous other awards.

The following weapons were used in the film The Boat Is Full:


Mauser Puška vz. 24

German soldiers including Karl Schneider (Gerd David) at the film's beginning are seen with VZ-24 Czech Mausers.

Puška vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Karl holds his Mauser near the stopped train.
A view of the rear-part shows the straight bolt handle.
German soldiers open fire at the fleeing people.
A dark close-up of the receiver.

Schmidt-Rubin Karabiner M1911

The Karabiner M1911 is used by Swiss soldiers.

Schmidt-Rubin Karabiner Modell 1911 - 7.5x55mm Swiss (GP11)
A horserider of a Swiss patrol with his Karabiner.
Another soldier with his slung Schmidt-Rubin.
The soldier bends over the children. The straight-pull bolt action is perfectly seen. Also, note the position of the magazine compared to the gun image above.
A full view of a carried Karabiner 11 allows a view of the tangent-leaf rear sight (the rear sight of the K31 is closer to the receiver) and the large grasping groove.
The soldier escorts the group to the German border.


M1900 Military Holster

A Swiss officer at the end is seen with an M1900 Military Holster which could contain a Luger pistol.

Model 1906 Swiss Luger - 7.65x21mm Luger
The officer is asked by Judith Krueger (Tina Engel) for a last cigarette.

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