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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Max Manus (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 3 September 2010 (USA)
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The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aksel Hennie ... Max Manus
Agnes Kittelsen ... Tikken Lindebrække
Nicolai Cleve Broch ... Gregers Gram
Ken Duken ... Kriminalrat Siegfried Fehmer
Christian Rubeck ... Kolbein Lauring
Knut Joner Knut Joner ... Gunnar Sønsteby
Mats Eldøen Mats Eldøen ... Edvard Tallaksen (as Mads Eldøen)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Jens Chr. Hauge
Viktoria Winge ... Solveig Johnsrud
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Roy Nilsen (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)
Jakob Oftebro ... Lars Emil Erichsen (as Jacob Oftebro)
Petter Næss ... Kaptein Martin Linge
Ron Donachie ... Oberst John Skinner Wilson
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Politikaptein Eilertsen
Oliver Stokowski ... Oberscharführer Karl Höhler
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The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Norway | Denmark | Germany

Language:

Norwegian | German | English | Russian | Finnish

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Manus: Man of War See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK50,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,384,282
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The producers wanted to use members of His Majesty The King's Guard as Nazi extras due to their marching and military drill skills. However, army commanders refused because they didn't want serving members of the King's Guard to dress up in Nazi uniform or portray Nazis. See more »

Goofs

The Norwegian saboteurs used so-called 'Limpet Mines' to sink German ships. Such mines contained only a small amount (4 kg) of explosives and were placed on a target ship's hull beneath the water line. In that position, even a small hole can do a lot of damage (in part due to the water pressure surrounding the hull). In the movie, though, more than once, we see giant, flaming explosions when the mines detonate. Those types of pyrotechnics simply do not occur with the use of small, below-the-water-line Limpet mines. See more »

Quotes

Colonel J.S. Wilson: [from trailer] Why do you want to be a saboteur, Max?
Max Manus: [from trailer] My country was stolen from me, Sir... and I want it back.
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Connections

Edited from 1939 (1989) See more »

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Good movie to educate Non-Norwegians
25 June 2011 | by korppoolainenSee all my reviews

I just watched this film. I had no idea really what the film was about, I had never heard of Max Manus.

I had high hopes after reading the reviews here, but maybe having high hopes made this movie fail a little for me.

It was good, but I feel a little confused about many things. I will not go into the details here, but I just feel the film should have been longer. Everything just happens without much explanation (I think it is made in such a way assuming that the viewers already know the facts, but alas, outside of Norway nobody knows anything about the Norwegian resistance) so many times I was left wondering.

I would have liked to have learned about Great Britain (especially Scotland) and how the relationship between them and Norwegian resistance was formed and how they travelled between the countries. I know at one point fishing boats from Scotland were rescuing people from Norway, but I have never seen this depicted in a film.

But over all, this was a good film, very beautiful cinematography and very well acted. It was nice to hear Norwegian too, I don't understand it, but it added to the authenticity of it and really made you feel a connection with the gang.


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