When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier whom tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron-fist.
Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.
Stig Henrik Hoff
In the movie, Gregers Gram talks about the idea that someone should make a statue of him, and put it somewhere fancy, like in front of City Hall in Oslo. This is a clever joke, as there really is a statue of Gregers Gram outside Njårdhallen (the Njaard sports hall). See more »
When Gregers and Edvard are ambushed, Gregers shoots the fake informant with a Walther PP, but a moment later, he's armed with a Colt Model 1903. See more »
Wonderful. Good Norwegian action/drama movies are rare.
It was a great movie. I was not bored for a second! Movies like this could very fast be ruined by to much focus on action, to much focus on drama or all to many characters. This movie handle all the parts very well. It's very good balanced movie. It goes on from 1940-1945 telling the story and feelings of Max Manus, who was a saboteur under the war. Good Norwegian action movies are rare, if you have some fearful memories of bad Norwegian movies, this will change your mind.
None Norwegians: I gave this movie 10, and that may be because I'm a Norwegian and feel this movie in a different way then you. But it's no less then a 8 if I should be harsh. This will most likely "pop" up in your rental store as a DVD with subtitles. If you not used to subtitles it can be hard I know, but it's worth it (And you will hear some German, English and wonderful Norwegian-English in the movie). It's a rental, heck, it's one to own!
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