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Max Manus (2008)

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 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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Trivia

Writer Thomas Nordseth-Tiller was diagnosed with cancer shortly after the Norwegian premiere in December of 2008. He died on the 12th of May, 2009, at the age of 28. See more »

Goofs

When the Germans march down Karl Johan you can see modern buses in the distant background. See more »

Quotes

Colonel J.S. Wilson: [from trailer] Why do you want to be a saboteur, Max?
Max Manus: [from trailer] My country was stolen from me, Sir... and I want it back.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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A candidate for the title "best Norwegian film ever made"?
17 December 2008 | by Renaldo MatlinSee all my reviews

I'm not sure where to start but my anticipations for this film were sky-high, and boy were my prayers answered! I have difficulty seeing how the story of Norwegian resistance fighter Max Manus could be told in any other way. The friendship in the tight-knit group of saboteurs and resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Oslo is portrayed with great warmth, comedy and boyish charm (most of these guys were basically just kids!), and the original and very special relationship between Max and his future wife Tikken is both credible and beautiful. Together with some intense action-scenes this all makes for a great WW2-film that takes you through every emotion.

Almost refreshingly it's told in a straightforward manner, none of those new fashionable gimmicks where a storyline is suddenly turned on its head just for cheap effect. The fact that this film is very close to reality - according to both Manus' widow Tikken and Gunnar Sønsteby, one of the legendary resistance fighters portrayed in the film - makes this even more fascinating.

An honest sweeping war drama deeply rooted in reality and history, that should interest any fan of WW2-stories, anywhere in the world.

And why watch fictional heroes like gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius when you can enjoy real life ones like Maximo Guillermo Manus? :)


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Country:

Norway | Denmark | Germany

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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:

NOK50,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,384,282
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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