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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:
... Max Manus
... Tikken Lindebrække
... Gregers Gram
... Kriminalrat Siegfried Fehmer
... Kolbein Lauring
Knut Joner ... Gunnar Sønsteby
Mats Eldøen ... Edvard Tallaksen (as Mads Eldøen)
... Jens Chr. Hauge
... Solveig Johnsrud
... Roy Nilsen (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)
... Lars Emil Erichsen (as Jacob Oftebro)
... Kaptein Martin Linge
... Oberst John Skinner Wilson
... Politikaptein Eilertsen
... Oberscharführer Karl Höhler
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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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Also Known As:

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Budget:

NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,800,000 (Norway), 19 December 2008, Limited Release
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Trivia

The color red is left out of the mise en scene except for blood, the Nazi flag, the Norwegian flag, and some of Tikken's dresses. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the hospital in Stockholm where Max learns that Gregers is dead, his tank top moves between the far left and the far right of his shoulder between shots. 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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Foreign film of the year!
7 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This film is one that I have waited for a long time awaiting it's theatrical release.

When that came I were not disappointed,alltough they did leave out a LOT of really exiting stuff. f.ex: his eventful trip around the globe via neutral Sweden and pre war(Barbarossa) Russia then to Turkey where they were almost ensnared by two beautiful female German agents.Then to North Africa(Egypt) were they almost joined the British 8th army,but didn't because they would be seen as deserters by the Norwegian army then.

They also shot down a french plane that were attacking them in the Mediterranean,then via cape town ultimately to New york and then via convoy to England,I think a sequel is in order to cover this journey. That being said ,this is by far the best Norwegian or foreign for that matter film I have ever seen,the effects is beautiful and blends in perfectly,the story have been comprised a bit to fit in a movie script and I understand that perfectly as I went to film school myself. Production value is top notch in this and you can really see every dollar(or kroner) is put on that screen. Hennies portrayal is spot on,so are the other performances. I would warmly recommend this film to everyone especially those who are interested in WW2 history.

PS: I read a review on here that said Manus never fought in the Finnish campaign,while it is true that most of the Norwegian volunteers never got to the front (all from alcoholism to bad nerves,a total of 128 Norwegian troops reached the Salla front and were put into the Swedish "friviligakåren" (volunteer corps). Please do your research properly if you are going to make statements like that.


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