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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Max Manus: Man of War  »

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NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)

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Norway's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. 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 »


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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Going to become one of the most outstanding Norwegian movie
26 May 2010 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

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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