The German Navy has a rare mutiny case on its hands. The case involves students who were training on The Gorch Fock, but rebelled when ordered to climb a 40-metre mast in November. One of the students had previously fallen off the mast and died.
A sailor known as Sarah S, 25, had died during a stop-over in Salvador de Bahia in Brazil and the other cadets did not want to continue on the ship.
Their commanding officer, Captain Norbert Schatz, reportedly threatened to return the trainees to Germany and declare them unfit for service. Ultimately, 70 cadets flew home and four cadets were accused of “inciting rebellion.”
It used to be that mutineers ran off with Tahitian women in an island paradise and await for Hollywood producers to arrive. Now you just get a coach ticket back to Germany.
This is all a way of asking the most important question: which Mutiny on The Bounty was the best movie? The one in 1935 (Clark Gable), 1962 (Marlon Brando), and 1984 (Mel Gibson)?