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Into the White (2012)

 -  Drama | War  -  12 April 2013 (USA)
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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.

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Leutnant Horst Schopis
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Captain Charles P. Davenport
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Kim Haugen ...
Bjørn Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
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Harald Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
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Terje - Norwegian Ski Patrol
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Kjell - Norwegian Ski Patrol
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In World War II, the German pilots Lieutenant Horst Schopis, Josef Schwartz and Wolfgang Strunk crash their airplane in the wilderness of Norway after shooting down a British airplane. They walk through a snow storm until they reach shelter in an abandoned hunter cabin. Soon the British pilot Captain Charles P. Davenport and the gunner Robert Smith arrive in the cabin and they become prisoners of the German pilots. However, after the initial friction between the enemies, they realize that they should team-up to survive in the wilderness in the beginning of an improbable friendship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$90 (USA) (12 April 2013)

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$547 (USA) (19 April 2013)
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Based on true events. The names of the German airmen were not changed for this film, but the names of the British airmen were changed. The real names of the British airmen were captain R. T. Partridge (Davenport) and R.S. Bostok (Smith). See more »

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German pilots did not have a parabellum as a personal weapon. They use Walther or Mauser HS since they were smaller and more handy. See more »

Quotes

Gunner Robert Smith: [after using a page of Mein Kampf as toilet paper] Hey Josef! I have to say, chapter two was a little rough on my ass.
Unteroffizier Josef Schwartz: I'm gonna kill you!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Deutschlandlied
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Written by Joseph Haydn and August Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben
Performed by David Kross, Florian Lukas and Stig Henrik Hoff
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A very fine film
9 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Although it does not really qualify as war film, 'Into the White' ranges among the best WW2 films I have seen. The makers as well as the actors deserve praise for getting the most out of a fascinating story: The film is beautifully shot, the soundtrack fits perfectly and the characters are convincing. Indeed, great care must have been taken when choosing the actors, for they not only have the correct origin (except for Strunk, though this will probably go undetected by non-native speakers) but also look like people did back then.

All in all it might not be an overly thought-provoking film, but nonetheless it is very watchable - highly recommendable.


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