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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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Jens A. Poulsson ...
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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 ...
Himself
Knut Lier-Hansen ...
Himself - Ferrybomber
Øyvind Øyen ...
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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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Operation Swallow: The Battle for Heavy Water  »

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Pretty solid stuff
8 December 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

"Kampen om tungtvannet"("The Battle for the heavy-water") is a movie about how Norwegian saboteurs destroyed the factory at Rjukan, which produced heavy-water, which again was vital for making a German atomic-bomb. Some of the guys playing the Norwegian saboteurs are the real men, who risked their lives by blowing up the factory at Rjukan. The acting isn`t the best, but remember that the movie is from 1948, and the fact that this is no American blockbuster. If you can forgive it for having these flaws, you should be able to enjoy it. 7/10




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