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The Saboteurs 

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The story behind Hitler's plan of Germany getting the atomic bomb during WW2, and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side.
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Andreas Döhler ...  Kurt Diebner 6 episodes, 2015
Robert Hunger-Bühler ...  Emil Leeb 6 episodes, 2015
Marc Ben Puch ...  Major Decker 6 episodes, 2015
Christoph Bach ...  Werner Heisenberg 6 episodes, 2015
Peri Baumeister ...  Elisabeth Heisenberg 6 episodes, 2015
Espen Reboli Bjerke Espen Reboli Bjerke ...  Jomar Brun 6 episodes, 2015
Torstein Bjørklund ...  Arne Kjelstrup 6 episodes, 2015
Ole Christoffer Ertvaag ...  Birger Strømsheim 6 episodes, 2015
Eirik Evjen Eirik Evjen ...  Kasper Idland 6 episodes, 2015
Anna Friel ...  Julie Smith 6 episodes, 2015
Ragnhild H. Myntevik Ragnhild H. Myntevik ...  Astrid 6 episodes, 2015
Benjamin Helstad ...  Jens-Anton Poulsson 6 episodes, 2015
Espen Klouman Høiner ...  Leif Tronstad 6 episodes, 2015
Endre Joner Oftebro Ellefsen Endre Joner Oftebro Ellefsen ...  Hans Storhaug 6 episodes, 2015
Frank Kjosås ...  Knut Haukelid 6 episodes, 2015
Rolf Kristian Larsen Rolf Kristian Larsen ...  Einar Skinnarland 6 episodes, 2015
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ...  Fredrik Kayser 6 episodes, 2015
Søren Pilmark ...  Niels Bohr 6 episodes, 2015
Christian Rubeck ...  Claus Helberg 6 episodes, 2015
Maibritt Saerens ...  Ellen Henriksen 6 episodes, 2015
Audun Sandem Audun Sandem ...  Knut Haugland 6 episodes, 2015
Tobias Santelmann ...  Joachim Rønneberg 6 episodes, 2015
Dennis Storhøi ...  Bjørn Henriksen 6 episodes, 2015
Pip Torrens ...  Wilson 6 episodes, 2015
Stein Winge Stein Winge ...  Axel Aubert 6 episodes, 2015
David Zimmerschied ...  Carl Fredrich von Weizsäcker 6 episodes, 2015
Julia Schacht ...  Tone Jørgensen 4 episodes, 2015
Clara Lien Sunde Clara Lien Sunde ...  Lise 4 episodes, 2015
Elg Elgesem Elg Elgesem ...  Rolf Danielsen 3 episodes, 2015
Corey Johnson ...  General Pritchard 3 episodes, 2015
Uwe Preuss ...  General Fischer 2 episodes, 2015
Bjørn Iversen Bjørn Iversen ...  German officer 2 episodes, 2015
Glenn Andre Kaada Glenn Andre Kaada ...  Kristiansen 2 episodes, 2015
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The story behind Hitler's plan of Germany getting the atomic bomb during WW2, and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side.

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In a documentary, the UK special operations team SAS tried once to survive on Hardangervidda, under similar conditions, but didn't manage. See more »

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Excellent and Inspiring War Miniseries
20 February 2016 | by LawrenceJoseSinclairSee all my reviews

EXCELLENT series, best war miniseries since Band of Brothers, and that was the best of all-time according to IMDb raters, myself, and many others (it was the first DVD set I ordered in advance).. I also learned more about physics from this, which caused me to look up heavy water (D2O) online and Germany's wartime nuclear research.

THIS series had me riveted, I watched the last 5 episodes in one sitting (til dawn) b/c I couldn't STOP watching.. some great footage of the skiing, just what you'd expect from Scandanavians.. The commando raid was also brilliantly filmed.

KUDOS to writers, directors, cast (Anna Friel, stunning as always!), and the incredible landscapes - I admire anyone who can conquer all that winter ice & snow and not only survive, but move around and fight wars in all that hostile environment.

HEROES prove their status in times of need, willing to endure self- sacrifice for the rest of us - glad to see that they also inspire cinematic ART many decades later!


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Norwegian | English | German | Danish

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1 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Heavy Water War See more »

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Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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NOK75,000,000 (estimated)
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