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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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Kriminalrat Siegfried Fehmer
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Kolbein Lauring
Knut Joner ...
Gunnar Sønsteby
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Edvard Tallaksen (as Mads Eldøen)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ...
Jens Chr. Hauge
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Roy Nilsen (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)
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Lars Emil Erichsen (as Jacob Oftebro)
Petter Næss ...
Kaptein Martin Linge
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Oberst John Skinner Wilson
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Politikaptein Eilertsen
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Oberscharführer Karl Höhler
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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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NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)
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Scenes of the parliament building were shot on location and included Nazi flags and banners, displayed for the first time since WWII ended. See more »

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In many of the scenes where Max and his collaborators are riding bicycles, the bicycles are 1955 or later vintage with features that were available more than a decade after the end of world war II. See more »

Quotes

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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Edited from 1939 (1989) See more »

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Wonderful. Good Norwegian action/drama movies are rare.
22 December 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

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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