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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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Release Date:
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 nomination See more »
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(118 articles)
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A great film about friendship. See more (29 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 Stroemstad .... production manager
 
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 Høimark .... special effects supervisor
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
 
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: 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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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Forget Me Not See more »

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40 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
A great film about friendship., 8 September 2012
Author: blackwolf117 from Greece

Let me start by saying that this is my first attempt at writing a film review and that English is not my native language, so please bear with me.

The first thing that you need to know before watching 'Into the White' is that its not a war film, if you are expecting intense war scenes and action then this film is probably not for you. More specifically, its a drama film that focuses on the subject of friendship and survival. After a dogfight over the Norwegian mountains, three German pilots find themselves stranded in a harsh and inhospitable land during winter, their luck seems to turn when they discover an abandoned hunting cabin. Soon they will meet two British pilots who are pretty much in the same condition as they are in. In order to survive, they understand that they must work together despite their allegiances. What starts as a relationship formed from the forced conditions of the circumstances, develops into a relationship of true and lasting friendship.

Having said a few things about the movie's plot, i would like to say that the cinematography is truly great as well. The harsh and unforgiving nature of the Norwegian mountains is truly captivated well. While the white, snow painted terrain is beautiful its simultaneously terrifying since you will get the impression of fear and impending death, since life is almost completely absent from the scenery. The performance of the actors is very good as well, especially the one coming from the German side.

The actors manage to portray well the uneasiness of being trapped in a cabin in the middle of nowhere along with somebody you cant trust, since that somebody is your enemy. On the downside, i would like it if some particular scenes were more stressful. What i mean is that certain scenes develop kind of slow and don't transmit the feeling of stress and agony to the viewer, since solutions to the problems of the characters come almost immediately without many implications caused upon the characters, which is somewhat unrealistic concerning the circumstances, in my opinion.

To conclude with, 'Into the White' is a film about survival and friendship. Its a drama and not an action film, that immediately makes it a movie that is not for the average masses who are seeking cheap thrills and entertainment, if you are looking for something more, then you will probably enjoy it!

If you enjoyed this film also check:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0277327/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1023114/

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