Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Pål Sverre Hagen,
Anders Baasmo Christiansen,
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Going to become one of the most outstanding Norwegian movie
I was always interested in the movies about World War II directed in different countries, to inquire more about the national heroes who struggled against fascism during the occupation. This one is from Norway about Max Manus who was one of the leaders of Norwegian anti-fascist resistance. When I saw the trailer I promptly noticed that it's gonna be an interesting film. And after I've seen the whole movie I can conclude that my anticipations were completely justified.
It would be fair enough to say that foreigner won't apprehend this movie as a native Norwegian, because it's a national film and above all has a particular significance for Norwegians. At the same time I dare to say that I've understood it the same and my tears can prove it. This movie is about the cruelest war ever, and my country was the most suffered in this war. Therefore I appreciate any contribution made in defeating Hitler and his surrounding and I entirely understand what feel people under the invasion and when they are on the brink of the complete elimination of their country, their culture, their language and history.
The film has greatly conveyed story. It isn't overstrained or dejected like many war-dramas. Two hours just passing like ten minutes leaving you excited and satisfied by what you've just seen. Plethora of action mixed with the dramatic moments imbued by Norwegian spirit which delivered here incredibly good. The emotional and acting part are also great I'm taking off my hand to all actors especially Aksel Hennie who showed himself as a very skilled and talented actor, when I've seen him in the Lønsj I couldn't imagine that this guy can play a soldier.
My mark will be 10, because this type of movies unites people throughout the entire country so you can't deny their necessity. Every country needs such movies. Every nation ought to know, remember and proud of their history and their heroes who against all odds constantly fought for the saving of their country and people. Their tremendous feats will never be forgotten.
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