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Into the White (2012)

 -  Action | 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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$90 (USA) (12 April 2013)

Gross:

$547 (USA) (19 April 2013)
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Trivia

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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war enemies becomes friends
23 March 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I just saw the movie. I give it a 9, it would have been a 10 if they had a scene of the planes fighting in the sky before the start. Sort of was missing that war scene so we could more get into the situation of hate of another.

But the actors does a great job, everyone is great. The beautiful and harsh landscape of the Norwegian mountains and wilderness is really beautiful and spectacular, and shows what sort of situation they are in. You get involved as an audience, you feel their emotions and feel their pain, and feels sorry for even the Germans. It is a story of enemies that hate each other, and end up as friends. A story based on true happenings and that is just what is so wonderful about it, seeing that even if they are true enemies, working together to stay alive is a much stronger force than hate and war.

The film is worth every penny to watch.


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