Naval Warfare Movies

Uomini Sul Fondo

Director: Francesco De Robertis
Starring: Serving all ranks of the Royal Italian Navy plus Felga Lauri, Maria Enrichetta Stoppa, Diego Pozzeto

Published: 1941
Country: Italy
Length: 94 min.
Keywords: WWII, Feature

This is the VHS release (see more).


During an exercise at sea in front of La Spezia harbour, a submarine is rammed by a cargo ship and sinks. In semi-documentary style the film portrays the struggles of the crew and the waiting. In the end they are rescued by a newly-designed diving bell which is lowered to the stricken sub.


Shot under the supervision of the Cinematographic Centre of the Royal Italian Navy, in its entirety aboard an authentic oceanic sub.