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An Enemy to Die For (2012)
"En fiende att dö för" (original title)

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A German expedition with a international crew is in the remote Arctic ice when the 2nd world war starts, and they are commanded to take active part in the war. Soon they find themselves in a fight of life and death.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sven Nordin ...
Axel Prahl ...
Lukasz Simlat ...
Wireless Operator
First Mate (as Juha Leppajarvi)
Piotr Polk ...
Matthias Buss ...
Submarine Captain
Donald Douglas ...
British Admiral
Anna Kurkinen ...
Kai-Birger Sünram ...
Male Secretary
Godehard Giese ...
Major Dieter Knecht
Veit Stübner ...
German Minister


A German expedition is going to the Norwegian arctic islands of Svaldbard in late August 1939 (back then called Spitsbergen), trying to find proof of the theory that all land on Earth 300 million years ago was connected, before the land broke up into the continents we know today. Just days after arriving in the icy waters, the tense European pre-war situation gets more tense, when Germany then invades Poland, and the second world war starts. The expedition is German, and so is a couple of others, but the captain of the ship is Norwegian, and they also bring a Russian crew, and a Swede and a couple of Brits, one of them is even a Jew. Waiting to be contacted by their respective governments, since they now are all part of a German expedition in wartime, they continue their mission of finding proof of the German Alfred Wegener's theory of Pangaea. The German government is then commanding them to commit a military operation to help sink a British war ship with 1200 soldiers, and ending ... Written by OJT

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16 March 2012 (Sweden)  »

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En fiende att dö för  »

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In the penultimate scene the supposedly pre-WWII U-boat looks more like a 1960s NATO coastal submarine with discrete cannon and ack-acks mounted on the conning tower instead of one single gun mounted on the deck. See more »


Terrence: Why don't you join us?
Martin: I'm a human being.
Terrence: You don't think I have a heart?
Martin: Well, eh, let's just say that's not the organ which springs to mind when I think of you.
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29 October 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

beautiful, nice, not extraordinary, honest. another page of war with slices of love story, thriller, action. a scientific expedition. beginning of war. fight for survive. and impressive images. result - a common film. not special but not bad. not extraordinary as actors performance but far to be disappointed. with some special effects and a theory about continents as clothes. with image of people - star dust and strange definition of enemy. a correct movie - only poor Russians are scapegoats - without great ambitions, full of crumbs from Hollywood similar themes but not prisoner of its. only sin - the fragile balance of action ingredients. but it is not so great problem at a general impression.

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