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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.

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Petter Næss
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

Norway | Sweden | France

Language:

English | Norwegian | German

Release Date:

12 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the White See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$90, 14 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$547, 21 April 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$712,216, 31 December 2012
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (film shown at the cinema)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on true events. The names of the German airmen were not changed for this film, but the names of the British airmen were changed. The real names of the British airmen were captain R. T. Partridge (Davenport) and R.S. Bostok (Smith). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gunner Robert Smith: Put the gun down.
Leutnant Horst Schopis: You put the gun down.
Gunner Robert Smith: How did you get it?
Captain Charles P. Davenport: It's a little complicated.
Leutnant Horst Schopis: I'm willing to low my gun. If you do the same.
Gunner Robert Smith: And end up in a German prison camp? No fuckin' thank you!
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Over the Rainbow
Written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg (as E.Y. "Yip" Harburgh)
Performed by Rupert Grint
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Exceptional.
25 July 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Into the White" is similar to an old Frank Sinatra film "None But the Brave". Both are set during WWII and both are about a small isolated group of soldiers from both sides MUST work together to survive. In the case of "None But the Brave", it was a fictional story about American and Japanese soldiers. Here with "Into the White", it's about two groups of fliers--one German and the other British. However, instead of taking place in the nice, warm Pacific, this film is set in the frozen wastes of Norway. When both planes are shot down, five airmen all converge on a hut--and there just isn't enough food and fuel to keep them alive unless they can figure out something.

So, is this film worth seeing? For a guy like me who has taught history AND loves WWII airplane films, of course--I am the perfect audience. However, for the rest, it might be a tougher sell. But, if you let yourself watch the film and don't give up on it quickly because there isn't much action, I do think you'll appreciate and enjoy the film. Plus, it's a nice opportunity to see Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films) in a VERY different role. All around, lovely acting, direction as well as a nice respect for real history. Based on what I've read, aside from inexplicably changing the names of the British fliers, it's a highly accurate representation of what really occurred--believe it or not!


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