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The Border (2011)
"Gränsen" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  28 January 2011 (Sweden)
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December 1942. Two young soldiers leave their post at check-point 83 in Northern Värmland, Sweden, and make their way through the ice cold winter-night towards the border of Nazi-occupied ... See full summary »

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André Sjöberg ...
Antti Reini ...
Wille Järvinen
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Egil
Johan Hedenberg ...
Major Adolfsson
Marie Robertson ...
Karin Lindström
Martin Wallström ...
Rasmus Troedsson ...
Kapten Keller
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Wicksell
Jonas Karlström ...
Bergström
Ingmar Robertson ...
Furir Ekberg
Donald Högberg ...
Överste Dunér
Anders Nordahl ...
Axel Halvars
Tind Soneby ...
Lotta
Andreas Zetterberg ...
Johansson
Jens Hultén ...
Hagman
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December 1942. Two young soldiers leave their post at check-point 83 in Northern Värmland, Sweden, and make their way through the ice cold winter-night towards the border of Nazi-occupied Norway. Sweden stands on the brink of invasion and the soldiers want to see the enemy everybody's talking about. But the adventure ends in disaster and the following day Lieutenant Aron Stenström finds out that his brother Sven is one of the missing soldiers. With the odds against him, he is forced to go on a secret rescue mission behind enemy lines. Deep in the Norwegian forest Aron realizes that a completely different kind of line must be crossed if they're to come out alive. Written by Anonymous

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The German plan to invade Sweden found in the briefcase taken from the crashed German plane is named Operation Polarfuchs. However, in reality Operation Polarfuchs was a totally different operation, part of the joint German/Finnish attack on the Soviet Union from Northern Finland. See more »

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Upholding neutrality in a war zone, Sweden's struggle.
26 January 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

If you're anticipating an all-out heroic war movie with lots of gunfire, Gränsen will let you down. This movie is in no way intended to be just that. Instead it focuses a lot more on the war-mentality and the will to cross boundaries (both literally and figuratively speaking).

While some reviewers found the behavior displayed by some of the Swedish soldiers questionable, they should stop and think about how they would act in war times. Keep in mind, Swedish soldiers were not expecting a fight after Nazi-Germany left them alone and focused on conquering Russia. Crossing a border (the Norwegian one) suddenly shoves reality into their faces, and a cruel one at that.

Yes, there might have been some typecasting going on. German captains are sadists with round glasses. The Finnish soldier is the bad-ass, and most Swedes easily startled. But other than that this film poses an important question. Not just a historical one for Swedes to reflect upon, but also for present-day viewers: can you cross the border and give up neutrality if you might have to pay for it with your life?


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