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Into the White (2012)

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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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Cast overview:
Leutnant Horst Schopis
Captain Charles P. Davenport
Kim Haugen ...
Bjørn Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Knut Joner ...
Harald Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Morten Faldaas ...
Terje - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Kjell - Norwegian Ski Patrol


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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Drama | War

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Release Date:

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Into the White  »

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Opening Weekend:

$90 (USA) (12 April 2013)


$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 »


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 »


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 »


Over the Rainbow
Written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg (as E.Y. "Yip" Harburgh)
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Great premise, patchy delivery
13 September 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The other reviews have highlighted the good and the bad about this movie. It is easy to see what the director was trying to achieve: the concept is a good one, some of the cinematography was excellent, some of the acting was first rate, the story was well told and the human element was explored with humour, subtlety and warmth. These are the reasons it's worth an 8/10.

Without the great storyline and the humour however, this would be a 4/10 movie because: While Strunk and Horst were perfectly cast, without exception, all the other actors, including Harry Potter's sidekick and the Norwegian interrogator at the end, were either average or poor. Davenport was positively awful and nearly ruined the movie...but get through this and some of the clunky bits, and there is enough here to make you laugh, cry and and feel simultaneously queasy! All in all a great story, plenty of humour and humanity but some shabby acting/casting. I'd watch it again though!!

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