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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Max Manus (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 3 September 2010 (USA)
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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:
Kriminalrat Siegfried Fehmer
Kolbein Lauring
Knut Joner ...
Gunnar Sønsteby
Mats Eldøen ...
Edvard Tallaksen (as Mads Eldøen)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ...
Jens Chr. Hauge
Viktoria Winge ...
Roy Nilsen (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)
Lars Emil Erichsen (as Jacob Oftebro)
Petter Næss ...
Kaptein Martin Linge
Oberst John Skinner Wilson
Politikaptein Eilertsen
Oberscharführer 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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Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Max Manus: Man of War  »

Box Office


NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Espen Sandberg, Joachim Rønning: In the scene where Max and Gregers receives the war cross from King Haakon, they are standing to the right of the king. Sandberg is the one handing him the medals. See more »


In the scene in the hospital in Stockholm where Max learns that Gregers is dead, his tank top moves between the far left and the far right of his shoulder between shots. 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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Awesome ww2 movie!
29 December 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Awesome film based on a true story about a small but significant resistance group in Oslo Norway during WW2. and the most prolific member is Max Manus with his daring operations and back breaking escapes from the Nazi's. in terms of Norwegian films in general ,this film differs from the rest because of it's massive budget and interesting source material. the thing that really surprised me was the detail and skill of the cgi effects from making Oslo look like it did 60 years ago to various explosions and action sequences. foremost this film is for people familiar with the story's of Max Manus and his daring exploits. Aksel Hennie did a great job portraying Manus. i didn't like Hennie before but i do now. A must see for any Norwegian or war enthusiast.

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