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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
"Max Manus" (original title)

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The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kriminolrot Siegfried Fehmer
Kolbein Lauring
Knut Joner ...
Gunnar Sønsteby
Mats Eldøen ...
Edvard Tolloksen (as Mads Eldøen)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ...
Jens Christian Hauge
Viktoria Winge ...
Roy Nilsen (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)
Lars Emil Erichsen
Petter Næss ...
Koptein Martin Linge
Oberst John Skinner Wilson
Politikaptein Eilertsen
Oliver Stokowski ...
Oberschirführer Karl Höhler


The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

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NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Norwegian history-experts disagree whether Manus actually did participant in the opening battle scenes in Finland. See more »


At the first sabotage action in the film we see a brightly lit Oslo harbor. In reality, however, a blackout was enforced in case of allied bombing raids. See more »


Colonel J.S. Wilson: [from trailer] Why do you want to be a saboteur, Max?
Max Manus: [from trailer] My country was stolen from me, Sir... and I want it back.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Foreign film of the year
18 December 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Although being a Norwagian WWII film, Max Manus has that international appeal because it's about something the whole world experienced.

Following Max and his saboteur friends is a real pleasure and a very realistic depiction of the occupation of Norway. It's the first time i have seen a Norwagian film of this "epic" quality and i hope we get more in the future.

If you have seen a lot of WWII movies don't think this will be just another one. This one gives you a take on the more hidden parts of the war and follows a small resistance group trying to save their small country from one of the biggest empires the world has seen.

So in conclusion i would recommend anyone interested in good foreign films or just good historical films in general.

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