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Operation Arctic (2014)

Operasjon Arktis (original title)
Accidentally, three sibling children are left alone in a winter storm on the island of Spitsbergen. No-one on the main land, an ocean apart, knows where they are. It's a dramatic fight for survival.


Grethe Bøe-Waal


Grethe Bøe-Waal (screenplay), Leif Hamre (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaisa Gurine Antonsen Kaisa Gurine Antonsen ... Julia (as Kaisa Antonsen)
Ida Leonora Valestrand Eike ... Ida
Leonard Valestrand Eike ... Sindre
Line Verndal ... Mor
Nicolai Cleve Broch ... Far
Kristofer Hivju ... Fangstmann
Lars Arentz-Hansen ... Oberst Holm
Per Kjerstad Per Kjerstad ... Myrmo
Evy Kasseth Røsten ... Hendriksen
Bjørn Moan
Geir Helge Hamre Geir Helge Hamre
Steinar Rorgemoen Steinar Rorgemoen
Saga Bøe-Waal Saga Bøe-Waal
Leif Hamre Leif Hamre ... (as Leif Morten Hamre)
Odin Skovli Gåsvær Odin Skovli Gåsvær


Julia and her twin siblings Sindre and Ida have moved to a small town with their mother. Desperate to reach their father, who is working in southern Norway, they secretly jump aboard a helicopter flying in his direction. Unfortunately, the helicopter changes its route, and soon they find themselves lost and alone on a deserted island. Now the three are forced to face the epic powers of nature, as both blizzards and hungry polar bears threaten their very existence.

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Adventure | Family


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If you are passionate about adventure and survival, beautiful scenery, this is a must see!
1 March 2015 | by david_dellpieroSee all my reviews

I started the evening with no expectations on the film but what I was pleasantly surprised .. I have personally visited Svalbard and seen its beautiful scenery and i know how desolate the landscape can be. Because i have visited Svalbard I could even get a greater understanding of the the challenges the children were facing when they were fighting for survival. Both the music and how beautiful nature was filmed, gave this movie a deep, i was totally blown away in some scenes when nature was so magnifical that I could not help but to long for Svalbard.

A big round of applause for the children's performance in the acting in general, there were a number of moments i thought to myself ,during the movie, how i would have done if i had ended up in the same situation as the children. But based on that judgment that it was children, I think their actions in the movie in critical moments was fully justified, for they had no experience in arctic landscape and its dangers.

The film starts up at a good pace and continue on the same path until the end of the movie. This is a must see movie if you love arctic scenery, if you are passionate about adventure and survival, because it is not often that such a well-made family movie in survival adventure genre is created. Thanks Norway for creating this movie!

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Release Date:

17 October 2014 (Norway) See more »

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NOK26,000,000 (estimated)

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