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Kampen om tungtvannet (1948)

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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
Knut Haugland - fenrik
Arne Kjelstrup ...
Himself - sersjant
Claus Helberg ...
Himself -sersjant
Henki Kolstad ...
Einar Skinnarland - sersjant
Claus Wiese ...
Joachim Rønneberg - fenrik
Knut Haukelid ...
Himself - fenrik
Andreas Aabel ...
Kasper Idland - fenrik
Fredrik Kayser ...
Himself - sersjant
Hans Storhaug ...
Himself - sersjant
Odd Rohde ...
Birger Strømsheim - sersjant
Torstein Skinnarland ...
Himself - damvokteren
Rolf Sørlie ...
Knut Lier-Hansen ...
Himself - Ferrybomber
Øyvind Øyen ...
Leif Tronstad - major, professor


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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nuclear | sabotage | german | norway | nazi | See more »


Action | Drama | War


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13 February 1948 (France)  »

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Kampen om tungtvannet  »

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goes to show that a movie does not need to be good,to be great.
8 June 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

by saying that,I mean that this is not a well made movie but it's a very good version of the real event and the best depiction so far.and if you are a WW2 buff then this is a treat for you,cause there are three out of four saboteur members playing roles in this movie. It's theater acting at best but then this is still as said before a semi documentary.

Me personally am a die hard fan of our nearly over-human heroes of the second world war,and there should be hundreds of these movies showing us what they did so it won't get forgotten by next generations.Cause nowadays kids doesn't read books,they watch movies.

So if you want a action extravaganza,rent Private Ryan,this is the truth about lingering pain,outrageous endurance and the will to fight when all seems lost.

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