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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Max Manus (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 3 September 2010 (USA)
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The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aksel Hennie ... Max Manus
Agnes Kittelsen ... Tikken Lindebrække
Nicolai Cleve Broch ... Gregers Gram
Ken Duken ... Kriminalrat Siegfried Fehmer
Christian Rubeck ... Kolbein Lauring
Knut Joner Knut Joner ... Gunnar Sønsteby
Mats Eldøen Mats Eldøen ... Edvard Tallaksen (as Mads Eldøen)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Jens Chr. Hauge
Viktoria Winge ... Solveig Johnsrud
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Roy Nilsen (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)
Jakob Oftebro ... Lars Emil Erichsen (as Jacob Oftebro)
Petter Næss ... Kaptein Martin Linge
Ron Donachie ... Oberst John Skinner Wilson
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Politikaptein Eilertsen
Oliver Stokowski ... Oberscharführer Karl Höhler
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Storyline

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

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Details

Country:

Norway | Denmark | Germany

Language:

Norwegian | German | English | Russian | Finnish

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Manus: Man of War See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,800,000 (Norway), 19 December 2008, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, Gregers Gram talks about the idea that someone should make a statue of him, and put it somewhere fancy, like in front of City Hall in Oslo. This is a clever joke, as there really is a statue of Gregers Gram outside Njårdhallen (the Njaard sports hall). See more »

Goofs

In the scene were Manus is introduced to "the gang" in 1940, Jens Christian Hauge is introduced. He actually was in jail at the time and joined the resistance later. See more »

Quotes

Colonel J.S. Wilson: Whiskey?
Max Manus: ...No thank you, Sir, I've quit.
Colonel J.S. Wilson: Who the hell stops drinking in the middle of a bloody war?
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Awesome ww2 movie!
29 December 2008 | by lillerottaSee all my reviews

Awesome film based on a true story about a small but significant resistance group in Oslo Norway during WW2. and the most prolific member is Max Manus with his daring operations and back breaking escapes from the Nazi's. in terms of Norwegian films in general ,this film differs from the rest because of it's massive budget and interesting source material. the thing that really surprised me was the detail and skill of the cgi effects from making Oslo look like it did 60 years ago to various explosions and action sequences. foremost this film is for people familiar with the story's of Max Manus and his daring exploits. Aksel Hennie did a great job portraying Manus. i didn't like Hennie before but i do now. A must see for any Norwegian or war enthusiast.


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