Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Pål Sverre Hagen,
Anders Baasmo Christiansen,
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.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who 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's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »
The Norwegian saboteurs used so-called 'Limpet Mines' to sink German ships. Such mines contained only a small amount (4 kg) of explosives and were placed on a target ship's hull beneath the water line. In that position, even a small hole can do a lot of damage (in part due to the water pressure surrounding the hull). In the movie, though, more than once, we see giant, flaming explosions when the mines detonate. Those types of pyrotechnics simply do not occur with the use of small, below-the-water-line Limpet mines. See more »
This film is one that I have waited for a long time awaiting it's theatrical release.
When that came I were not disappointed,alltough they did leave out a LOT of really exiting stuff. f.ex: his eventful trip around the globe via neutral Sweden and pre war(Barbarossa) Russia then to Turkey where they were almost ensnared by two beautiful female German agents.Then to North Africa(Egypt) were they almost joined the British 8th army,but didn't because they would be seen as deserters by the Norwegian army then.
They also shot down a french plane that were attacking them in the Mediterranean,then via cape town ultimately to New york and then via convoy to England,I think a sequel is in order to cover this journey. That being said ,this is by far the best Norwegian or foreign for that matter film I have ever seen,the effects is beautiful and blends in perfectly,the story have been comprised a bit to fit in a movie script and I understand that perfectly as I went to film school myself. Production value is top notch in this and you can really see every dollar(or kroner) is put on that screen. Hennies portrayal is spot on,so are the other performances. I would warmly recommend this film to everyone especially those who are interested in WW2 history.
PS: I read a review on here that said Manus never fought in the Finnish campaign,while it is true that most of the Norwegian volunteers never got to the front (all from alcoholism to bad nerves,a total of 128 Norwegian troops reached the Salla front and were put into the Swedish "friviligakåren" (volunteer corps). Please do your research properly if you are going to make statements like that.
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