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Into the White -- APRIL 27, 1940 - After crash-landing in the mountainous wilderness of Norway, the crews of two enemy fighter planes - German and British - seek refuge in an isolated cabin, and must work together to survive.
Into the White -- English and German pilots shoot each other down, and later find themselves at the same cabin. In order to survive the tough winter in the Norwegian wilderness they have to stand together. It's the start of a long and unlikely friendship.

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12 April 2013 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(118 articles)
User Reviews:
"Good, intelligible and reflective..." See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Florian Lukas ... Leutnant Horst Schopis

David Kross ... Unteroffizier Josef Schwartz

Stig Henrik Hoff ... Feldwebel Wolfgang Strunk

Lachlan Nieboer ... Captain Charles P. Davenport

Rupert Grint ... Gunner Robert Smith
Kim Haugen ... Bjørn Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Knut Joner ... Harald Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Morten Faldaas ... Terje - Norwegian Ski Patrol

Sondre Krogtoft Larsen ... Kjell - Norwegian Ski Patrol

Directed by
Petter Næss 
 
Writing credits
Ole Meldgaard  and
Dave Mango  and
Petter Næss 

Produced by
Jessica Ask .... co-producer
Madeleine Ekman .... co-producer
Jan-Erik Gammleng .... line producer: Norway
Peter Garde .... executive producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... producer
Maria Köpf .... co-producer
Mouns Overgaard .... line producer: Sweden
Valerie Saunders .... producer
Charlotte Vinther .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Nils Petter Molvaer 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Voldheim (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frida Eggum Michaelsen 
 
Production Design by
Udo Kramer 
 
Art Direction by
Stefan Hauck 
 
Costume Design by
Stefanie Bruhn  (as Steffi Bruhn)
 
Makeup Department
Kitty Kratschke .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Terje Strømstad .... production manager (as Terje Stroemstad)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yvonne Lundin .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Simon Bang .... production sketches
Stefan Burischek .... scenic artist
Michael Fissneider .... set designer
Eduardo Garcia-Drageseth .... property master
Andreas Huschke .... stand-by props
Morten Jakobsen .... swing man
Reinert Kiil .... set dresser
Jim-Andre Taaje .... props assistant
Alexis Teller .... props: Germany
 
Sound Department
Katharina Bormann .... post sound facility coordinator
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Per Hansen .... boom operator
Andreas Kongsgaard .... sound designer (as Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen)
Andreas Kongsgaard .... supervising sound editor (as Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen)
Nicolai Linck .... sound designer
Nicolai Linck .... supervising sound editor
Tomas Naug .... sound recordist
Lars Rasmussen .... trailer sound designer
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
 
Special Effects by
Calle Gisselsson .... special effects assistant
Søren Skov Haraldsted .... special effects coordinator
Mark Hedegaard .... special effects assistant
Hummer Højmark .... special effects supervisor (as Hummer Høimark)
Vincent Gustav Saunders .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Francesco Cadoni .... compositor
Kasper Schultz Simonsen .... graphics assistant
 
Stunts
Kristoffer Jørgensen .... stunt consultant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Aas Carho .... grip
Björn Engberg .... second assistant camera
Olav Haddeland .... gaffer
Spike Jonzon .... rigging electrician
Cato Lauvli .... digital imaging technician
Nicolay Poulsen .... second unit: director of photography
Pål Ulvik Rokseth .... first assistant camera: second unit
Endre Eken Torp .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Fredrik Fornänger .... extras casting
Lucy Hellier .... casting assistant: uk
Debbie McWilliams .... casting: uk
Uta Seibicke .... casting: Germany
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniela Backes .... assistant costume designer
Egon Brandstetter .... chief cutter
Nell Knudsen .... costume assistant
Benjamin Tyrrell .... key textile artist
Natalie Weber .... cutter
 
Editorial Department
Morten Sylvest Arnoldus .... post-production coordinator
Jesper Bækdal .... assistant editor
Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson .... first assistant editor
Cecilie Rui .... post-production coordinator
Morten Stahlhut .... post-production assistant
Rune L. Søndergaard .... post-production assistant
Derek Gilbert Zacho .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
George Kallis .... composer: trailer music
Peter Godfrey .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marthe Feiring .... production coordinator
Megan Gallagher .... story editor
Calle Gisselsson .... producer asst
Ina Therese Lerner Grevstad .... production coordinator
Vincent Gry .... production assistant
Christina Iverson .... production staff
Nina Knag .... director assistant
Terje Lindberg .... story editor
Lucie Mollof .... script translator
Jonathan Nyman .... script translator
Eirik Ohna .... location manager
Vincent Gustav Saunders .... production assistant
Jennifer Lynn Scheer .... production assistant
Irmelin Wister .... script supervisor
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
104 min
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Color (Technicolor) | Color (film shown at the cinema) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When the German bomber crashed, it is likely at least one engine would have been powering it, if not both, so some of the propellers should have been bent back due to the aircraft's forward speed at contact with the ground. They are all in pristine condition as if a snow had merely covered a parked aircraft.See more »
Quotes:
Gunner Robert Smith:[jokingly on how he impressed his girl] Right, I showed her my cock and she fainted.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Forget Me Not See more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
"Good, intelligible and reflective...", 2 October 2012
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

Norwegian screenwriter and director Petter Næss' ninth feature film which he co-wrote with screenwriters Ole Meldegaard and Dave Mango, is inspired by a true story that took place in April 1940 during the German invasion of Norway. It premiered at the Filmfest Oslo in 2012, was shot on location in the village of Grotli in the municipality of Skjåk, in the municipality of Stryn, Norway and in the locality of Brålanda, Västre Götland in Sweden and is a Norway-Sweden-Germany co-production which was produced by Danish producer and actor Peter Aalbæk Jensen and American producer and director Valerie Edwina Saunders. It tells the story about three German soldiers and two British soldiers who after an air combat that results in a crash-landing on a Norwegian mountain during WWII, finds refuge in an old cabin. The Germans takes the Brits as prisoners, but as they become more aware of the situation they are faced with, they realize that they have a better chance of surviving if they make a truce.

Finely and acutely directed by Norwegian filmmaker Petter Næss, this quietly paced and somewhat fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints, draws a moving portrayal of five soldiers' struggle to set aside their differences and forget that they are enemies while being stranded in a deteriorating small house on the Norwegian countryside. While notable for its naturalistic milieu depictions, fine production design by German production designer Udo Kramer, cinematography by Norwegian cinematographer Daniel Voldheim and costume design by German costume designer Steffi Bruhn, this dialog-driven and narrative-driven story depicts several sparse studies of character and contains a great score by Norwegian musician and composer Nils Petter Molvær and composer Peter Godfrey.

This humane, historic, atmospheric and at times humorous chamber drama and anti-war film which is set against the backdrop of the wonderful Norwegian highlands during a winter in the early 1940s and in the beginning of the German occupation of Norway, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, subtle character development and continuity, quick-witted dialog, multiple viewpoints and the fine acting performances by German actor David Cross, Norwegian actor Stig Henrik Hoff, English actor Rupert Grint, British actor Lachlan Nieboer and German actor Florian Lukas. A good, intelligible and reflective character piece.

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