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The Warrior's Heart (1992)

Krigerens hjerte (original title)
A Norwegian nurse falls in love with a Finnish soldier in the Winter War of 1939/40 between Finland and the Soviet Union. After settling down WW2 erupts, and he is lost in Finland, as she falls in love with the German soldier Maximilian.

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Leidulv Risan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anneke von der Lippe ... Ann Mari Salmi
Peter Snickars Peter Snickars ... Markus Salmi
Thomas Kretschmann ... Lt. Maximillian Luedt
Mona Hofland Mona Hofland ... Ann Mari's mother
Juha Muje Juha Muje ... Olli
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Karl Simonnaes
Solfrid Heier ... Mrs. Simmonaes
Iren Reppen Iren Reppen ... Kari Simonnaes
Paul-Ottar Haga Paul-Ottar Haga ... Claus
Per Christensen Per Christensen ... Vicar
Werner Heinrich Möller Werner Heinrich Möller ... Claus
Christoph Künzler Christoph Künzler ... Captain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ismo Apell Ismo Apell
Gard B. Eidsvold Gard B. Eidsvold ... (as Gard Eidsvold)
Atheena Grytvik Atheena Grytvik
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A love story during the Second World War in Scandinavia. Ann Mari, a Norwegian, works as a nurse in the Winter War of 1939/40 between Finland and the Soviet Union. She falls in love with the Finish soldier Markus. The war stops temporarily, and they settle down in northern Norway. Norway gets occupied by Germany and Markus leaves Ann Mari, as Finland goes to war again to win back the lost territory. A short time later Markus seems to be dead and Ann Mari falls in love with the German soldier Maximilian. But Markus soon returns alive. After a struggle for Ann Mari they three take refuge from the Germans to Sweden, but Sweden deports foreign deserters. Written by Robert Stroetgen <stroetgen@rrz.uni-hamburg.de>

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

Norway | Sweden | Finland | Denmark | Iceland

Release Date:

5 March 1992 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Herz des Kriegers See more »

Filming Locations:

Sorfugloy, Norway

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Thomas Kretschmann: A star is born
13 June 2009 | by echosheng90731See all my reviews

A love story during the Second World War in Scandinavia. Ann Mari, a Norwegian, works as a nurse in the Winter War of 1939/40 between Finland and the Soviet Union. She falls in love with the Finish soldier Markus. The war stops temporarily, and they settle down in northern Norway. Norway gets occupied by Germany and Markus leaves Ann Mari, as Finland goes to war again to win back the lost territory. A short time later Markus seems to be dead and Ann Mari falls in love with the German soldier Maximilian. But Markus soon returns alive. After a struggle for Ann Mari they three take refuge from the Germans to Sweden, but Sweden deports foreign deserters.

Great, great movie. Thomas Kretschmann made this movie about the same year he made "Stalingrad". Gorgeous and talented actor.


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