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Kampen om tungtvannet (1948)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 5 February 1948 (Norway)
A factual reconstruction of the sabotage events which took place to prevent Hitler's Germany in getting the heavy water needed to make an atomic bomb during WW2.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jens A. Poulsson ...
Himself - fenrik
Arne Kjelstrup ...
Himself - sersjant
Claus Helberg ...
Himself -sersjant
Henki Kolstad ...
Claus Wiese ...
Knut Haukelid ...
Himself - fenrik
Andreas Aabel ...
Fredrik Kayser ...
Himself - sersjant
Hans Storhaug ...
Himself - sersjant
Odd Rohde ...
Torstein Skinnarland ...
Himself - damvokteren
Rolf Sørlie ...
Knut Lier-Hansen ...
Himself - Ferrybomber
Øyvind Øyen ...


A reconstruction of the two last sabotage actions against the Norsk Hydro Heavy Water (Deuterium, D2O) plant at Vemork, Rjukan, in 1943-44. After the first two allied attempt of stopping the production by British soldiers and American bombings, allied trained young local patriots became successful saboteurs. First by undermining the factory, and later after a rebuild, the sinking of the heavily guarded ferry trying to transport the heavy water to Germany, on Lake Tinnsjo. Written by OJT

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5 February 1948 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Operation Swallow: The Battle for Heavy Water  »

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Some of the actors are the real men who performed this difficult operation in 1943
12 July 2000 | by (Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie is a half-documentary...and it is pretty interesting....

This is a good movie...based on the true story of how a bunch of norwegian saboturs managed to stop the heavy water production in Rukjan, Norway and the deliverance of the rest of the heavy water to Germany.

This movie isn't perfect and it could have been a bit better... the best part of the movie is that some of the saboturs are played by themselves!!!

If you're interested in history of WWII and film this is a movie that's worth a look!!

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