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Into the White (2012)

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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.


Petter Næss
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Cast overview:
Florian Lukas ... Leutnant Horst Schopis
David Kross ... Obergefreiter Josef Schwartz
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Feldwebel Wolfgang Strunk
Lachlan Nieboer ... Captain Charles P. Davenport
Rupert Grint ... Gunner Robert Smith
Kim Haugen Kim Haugen ... Løytnant Bjørn Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Knut Joner Knut Joner ... Menig Harald Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Morten Faldaas Morten Faldaas ... Terje - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Sondre Krogtoft Larsen ... Kjell - Norwegian Ski Patrol


In World War II, the German pilots Lieutenant Horst Schopis, Josef Schwartz and Wolfgang Strunk crash their airplane in the wilderness of Norway after shooting down a British airplane. They walk through a snow storm until they reach shelter in an abandoned hunter cabin. Soon the British pilot Captain Charles P. Davenport and the gunner Robert Smith arrive in the cabin and they become prisoners of the German pilots. However, after the initial friction between the enemies, they realize that they should team-up to survive in the wilderness in the beginning of an improbable friendship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Inspired by the true world war II story.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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With the exception of Stig Henrik Hoff, who was born in Norway, all of the main actors were born in their character's nations- Florian Lukas and David Kross in Germany, with Lachlan Nieboer and Rupert Grint in England. See more »


Lt. Davenport is wearing a Royal Marines shoulder patch which is clearly visible when they are preparing the sled with Schopis. The Royal Marines had no aircraft and hence no pilots. He should've been wearing a Navy patch. In the real life events on which the movie was based on, Davenport and Smith (their real names were Partridge and Bostock) were flying a Royal Navy Sea Skua fighter bomber and they were both Navy officers. See more »


Gunner Robert Smith: What's your name, again? Me, Smith. You?
[Strunk doesn't answer]
Gunner Robert Smith: [shouting] What's your name?
Feldwebel Wolfgang Strunk: Strunk!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Rule, Britannia!
Music written by Thomas Augustine Arne; Lyrics written by James Thomson and David Mallet
Performed by Rupert Grint
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Good Story
5 July 2013 | by bob-rutzel-1See all my reviews

This is inspired by a true story.

On 27 April 1940, a German plane shoots down a British plane in the mountains during a brutal Norwegian blizzard. The German plane crashes for some reason that is unknown. The Germans find a cabin to take shelter in until they can move out. The Officer and Airman from the British plane also survived their crash and find the same cabin. The Germans capture the British. After a while it is decided that the only way to survive the severe weather is to forget the Rules of War and find a way for all to get out of this alive. Can it be done?

I am not familiar with any of the actors but they all performed exceedingly well. We are told that the names of the Germans are what you hear in the movie. For some unknown reason, the names of the British were changed.

The movie opens with the crashed German plane on the ground. We didn't see the battle or the crash landing - so much for any action we might have seen. We didn't see the British plane at all. In the cabin tensions between the German and British soldiers are high, but should have been higher and with more grit. There are political stances as to be expected, raggings, insults, some ill advised jokes and once all that is out of their systems the enemies settle down to a somewhat more civilized behavior. They realize they aren't going anywhere and decide to make the best of a bad situation.

They had no food and the cupboards only held a small bag of oats. Later on the cabin reveals a secret.

The snappy/critical dialogues, suspicious eyes, guns pointed, a line on the floor as a border between the Germans, and British all help to keep the movie from dragging. Two only matches flamed out and British Captain Davenport (Lachian Nieboer) had a lighter to light the stove within. That was lucky.

Yes, it is slow in places, but keep in mind there is a war going on and each side would be okay with killing the other side in a New York Minute. The British Captain Davenport will remind some of Hugh Grant as they look and act alike, almost.

At the end of the movie we are told what happened to each of the soldiers. (7/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes.

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Release Date:

12 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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$90, 14 April 2013

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Dolby Digital


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2.35 : 1
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