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Max Manus: Man of War (2008) More at IMDbPro »Max Manus (original title)

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Max Manus: Man of War -- 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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The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons. | Full synopsis »
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A candidate for the title "best Norwegian film ever made"? See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aksel Hennie ... Max Manus

Agnes Kittelsen ... Ida Nikoline 'Tikken' Lindebrække
Nicolai Cleve Broch ... Gregers Gram

Ken Duken ... Kriminolrot Siegfried Fehmer

Christian Rubeck ... Kolbein Lauring
Knut Joner ... Gunnar Sønsteby
Mats Eldøen ... Edvard Tolloksen (as Mads Eldøen)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Jens Christian Hauge

Viktoria Winge ... Solveig Johnsrud

Pål Sverre Hagen ... Roy Nilsen (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)

Jakob Oftebro ... Lars Emil Erichsen
Petter Næss ... Koptein Martin Linge

Ron Donachie ... Oberst John Skinner Wilson

Stig Henrik Hoff ... Politikaptein Eilertsen
Oliver Stokowski ... Oberschirführer Karl Höhler
Eirik Evjen ... Sigurd Jacobsen
Kjersti Holmen ... Fru Jacobsen
Julia Bache-Wiig ... Sykesøster Liv
Stig Hoffmeyer ... Kong Haakon VII

Rolf Kristian Larsen ... Olav
Erik Hivju ... Dr. Nordlie
Knut Husebø ... Doktor Carl Semb

Sondre Krogtoft Larsen ... Richard Zeiner-Henriksen (as Sondre Krogtoft)

Erik Aleksander Schjerven ... Jon Hotland
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Per Thorsen (as Jeppe Laursen)
Nils Düwell ... Tysk dobbeltagent
Patrick Güldenberg ... Tyst morinegost

Kimmo Rajala ... Finsk soldot
Jens Neumann ... Tysk officer 1
Maxim Volchek ... Russisk soldot
Hans Thomas Holm ... Tysk offiser 2
Andreas Heise ... Tyst soldot
Julia Thurnau ... Tysk offiserfrue
Brandolf Brandt ... Tysk vokr 1
Bartek Kaminski ... Stotspoltimon
Stian Dahlslett ... Rysk vokt 2
Benedicte Langseth ... Jente i leliighet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christoffer Elisenberg ... Worker (uncredited)

Henrik Horge ... Police officer (uncredited)
Alan Marsh ... (uncredited)

Fredrik Nielsen ... Worker (uncredited)
Lise Risom Olsen ... Nazi lover (uncredited)
Adam Smith ... Army Corporal (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joachim Rønning 
Espen Sandberg 
 
Writing credits
Thomas Nordseth-Tiller (writer)

Produced by
Jonas Allen .... co-producer
Petter J. Borgli .... supervising producer
Peter Bose .... co-producer
Marcus B. Brodersen .... post-production producer
Sveinung Golimo .... producer
John M. Jacobsen .... producer
Jan Eirik Langoen .... line producer
Thomas Nordseth-Tiller .... co-producer
Rudi Teichmann .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Trond Bjerknes 
 
Cinematography by
Geir Hartly Andreassen 
 
Film Editing by
Anders Refn 
 
Casting by
Jannecke Bervel 
Andrea Eckerbom 
Suse Marquardt 
 
Production Design by
Karl Júlíusson 
 
Art Direction by
Are Sjaastad 
 
Costume Design by
Manon Rasmussen 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Johansson .... special makeup effects artist
Ana Oria .... set makeup artist
 
Production Management
Trond Mjøs .... production manager
Pam Roberts .... production manager: UK
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kristian Mejdell Nissen .... first assistant director
Derek Ritchie .... third assistant director: Scotland
Jon Are Uhnger .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Julie Asskildt .... painter
Christine Bozenski .... props
Moley Campbell .... art director: Scotland
Morten Hansen .... assistant props
Anders Lunde .... property master
Olivier Marcouiller .... scenic artist
Tord Moberg .... carpenter
Tord Moberg .... props
Thomas Nes .... props
Kathrine Solhoff .... decorator painter
Caroline Størmer .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Marius Berntzen .... sound editor
Per Henry Borch .... voice/dialect coach
Petter Fladeby .... dialogue editor
Petter Fladeby .... sound re-recording mixer
Baard H. Ingebretsen .... sound designer
Baard H. Ingebretsen .... supervising sound editor
Tomas Naug .... boom operator
Mads Olsen .... dialogue editor
Mads Olsen .... sound mixer
Tormod Ringnes .... sound designer
Tormod Ringnes .... sound re-recording mixer
Tormod Ringnes .... supervising sound editor
Fredric Vogel .... sound editor
Erik S. Watland .... foley artist
Erik S. Watland .... sound effects editor
Fredric Vogel .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pål Morten Hverven .... special effects supervisor
Hummer Høimark .... armourer
Hummer Høimark .... special effects
Christian Kitter .... special effects senior technician
Anders Lexne .... armourer
Rick Marr .... special effects assistant
Claus Nørregård .... special effects technician
Tor Arne Øvrebø .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Juan Antonio Alamo .... visual effects artist
Martin Andersson .... animator
Fredrik Arntzen .... render technical director
Anne Kristin Berge .... digital matter painter
Christer Bjørklund .... modelling lead: Gimpville AS
Matthew Bristowe .... digital lab producer: MPC
Marcus B. Brodersen .... visual effects producer
Ragnar Brynjúlfsson .... tech support
James Cundill .... IQ operator: MPC
Colin Doncaster .... cg supervisor
Einar Dunsæd .... animation: Gimpville AS
Thomas Døhlen .... 3d-gimp: Gimpville AS
Emilia Gustafsson .... rotoscope artist: Gimpville AS
Patrick Hanevold .... software developer
Lars Erik Hansen .... visual effects producer
Kjetil Haugen .... RED Operator
Daniel Flehner Heen .... animator
Kristin Hellebust .... visual effects producer
Aksel Jermstad .... visual effects artist
Tom Joelsen .... production manager: visual effects
Bryan Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Storm Studios
Henrik Karlsson .... visual effects artist
Samuel Karlsson .... compositor
Samuel Karlsson .... modeler
Hans Jørgen Kjærnet .... lead render technical director
Christian Korhonen .... special visual effects: Gimpville AS
Kjetil Kulander .... animation: Gimpville AS
Oystein Larsen .... visual effects supervisor
Nikolai Lockertsen .... digital matter painter
Begoña Lopez .... digital lab producer: MPC
Andreas Lønø .... 3d-gimp: Gimpville AS
Alf Martin Løvvold .... animatics artist: Gimpville AS
Morten Moen .... compositor
Sindre Nauff .... tech support
Espen Nordahl .... render technical director
Espen Nordahl .... texture painter
Per Johan Næsje .... photographer: visual effects camera
Magnus Pettersson .... visual effects artist
Torgeir Sanders .... 3d-gimp: Gimpville AS
Espen Schei .... modeler
Endre Skandfer .... designer: visual effects
Espen Skjørdal .... online editor
Olav Skogøy .... photographer: visual effects camera
Jan Svalland .... lead digital compositor: Gimpville AS
Martin Sverdrup .... compositor
Otto Thorbjørnsen .... compositor
Elena Topouzoglou .... rotoscope artist
Pat Wintersgill .... on-line editor
Erik Ødegård .... texture painter
Monica Østbø Østgård .... production assistant: visual effects
 
Stunts
Gunnar Brøntveit .... stunts
Pål Morten Hverven .... stunts supervisor
Tomas Marcussen .... stunts
Tove Petterson .... stunt coordinator
Kimmo Rajala .... stunts
Kai Kolstad Rødseth .... stunt performer
Thomas Skjørestad .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Aavatsmark .... still photographer
Paal Steadi Aleksander .... Steadicam operator (as Pål Odden)
Tom Balgaard .... rigging electrician
Johan Bjerke .... camera operator: "b" camera
Charles Curran .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Gregory Duprey .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Anders Eide .... key grip
Hans Jørgen Ersvik .... assistant camera
Christen Kenneth Gran .... lighting technician
Gernot Grondinger .... camera operator: B-camera
Thor Erik Løkken .... gaffer
Rene Misje .... grip
Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen .... cinematographer: second unit
Robin Ottersen .... second assistant camera: second unit
Jens J. Patterson .... camera operator: B-camera, second unit (as Jens Patterson)
Helge Jugo Rangen .... assistant camera
Johannes Selvaag .... lighting technician
Linn Elisabeth Silinger .... assistant camera
Pål Tohje .... grip
Ståle Tveita .... lighting technician
Stig Tvenge .... camera operator: C-camera
Stig Tvenge .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Marthe Feiring .... extras casting
Suse Marquardt .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Teresa Brdej .... seamstress
Maria Brinch .... extras costume assistant
Anne-Dorthe Eskildsen .... costume assistant (as Anne Dorthe Eskildsen)
Inger Andrea Espeland Sundt .... costume assistant
Ingvill Fjeldstad .... seamstress (as Ingvill Fjelstad)
Bjørn Furuborg .... costume supervisor
Anne Hamre .... set costumer
Anne Isene .... costume assistant
Bjørn Kleven .... uniform consultant
Elin Langhoff .... costume assistant
Sofie Rage Larsen .... costume assistant
Oddfrid Ropstad .... costume assistant
Sofie Rage Larsen .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Benjamin Sjur Blom .... assistant editor
Andrzej Kiwala .... color timer
Gareth Molan .... trailer editor
Jean-Clement Soret .... colorist
Martin Stoltz .... assistant editor
Camilla Holst Vea .... film scanning
 
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Henrik Hawor .... music clearance
Jan Holzner .... orchestra recording engineer
Johan Husvik .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Sean Barclay .... location scout
Mai Dehli .... production assistant
Jim Elliott .... armorer
Jon Vidar Eriksen .... production assistant
Magne Gulbrandsen .... intern
Anders Lexne .... armorer
Kim Lopez .... production assistant
Line Møller .... production coordinator
Silje Nordlien .... production secretary
Kari Meidell Sjule .... production assistant
Linda Steinhoff .... dialogue coach
Linda Steinhoff .... making-of crew
James Stittle .... location scout
Stine Straumsheim .... production assistant
Stian Svendsen .... production assistant
Hege Torkelsen .... production secretary
Knut Westad .... production assistant
Irmelin Wister .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Kjetil Haugen .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Max Manus" - Norway (original title)
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Runtime:
118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated
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Trivia:
Norwegian history-experts disagree whether Manus actually did participant in the opening battle scenes in Finland.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »

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82 out of 118 people found the following review useful.
A candidate for the title "best Norwegian film ever made"?, 17 December 2008
Author: Renaldo Matlin from Oslo, Norway

I'm not sure where to start but my anticipations for this film were sky-high, and boy were my prayers answered! I have difficulty seeing how the story of Norwegian resistance fighter Max Manus could be told in any other way. The friendship in the tight-knit group of saboteurs and resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Oslo is portrayed with great warmth, comedy and boyish charm (most of these guys were basically just kids!), and the original and very special relationship between Max and his future wife Tikken is both credible and beautiful. Together with some intense action-scenes this all makes for a great WW2-film that takes you through every emotion.

Almost refreshingly it's told in a straightforward manner, none of those new fashionable gimmicks where a storyline is suddenly turned on its head just for cheap effect. The fact that this film is very close to reality - according to both Manus' widow Tikken and Gunnar Sønsteby, one of the legendary resistance fighters portrayed in the film - makes this even more fascinating.

An honest sweeping war drama deeply rooted in reality and history, that should interest any fan of WW2-stories, anywhere in the world.

And why watch fictional heroes like gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius when you can enjoy real life ones like Maximo Guillermo Manus? :)

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