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The Saboteurs 

Kampen om tungtvannet (original title)
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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2016   2015  
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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
Endre Sivertsen Ellefsen Endre Sivertsen Ellefsen ...  Hans Storhaug 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
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 ...  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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The character of Knut Haugland is also portrayed in Kon-Tiki (2012), set in 1947, where he is described as a war hero and legend for the Telemark raid. He is portrayed by actor Tobias Santelmann, who in this series portrays the character Joachim Rønneberg, a fellow saboteur of Knut Haugland. See more »

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Another solid Norwegian miniseries based on real historic events
4 February 2018 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

This decade or so, Norway has created several series depicting life and events during WW II in Norway, under German annexation, but still different way than in e.g. Central or Eastern Europe. But still, people had to make hard choices, and very often you were between rock and hard place, trying to see/predict a bigger picture and "sniff" potential outcomes. Kampen om tungtvannet gives a broad overview, through different angles and participants, of a successful, yet controversial operation (thus, in my opinion, the UK title The Saboteurs is not felicitous), with many real episodes and characters, performed by good character actors (more as a team, no one really sticks out unnecessarily). It is also to my liking that characters of different nationals were played by respective representatives, so different languages heard are always correct and without accent. Well, the run of scenes is not always smooth, some of them are excessive and tensions are sometimes fading, but still - this series is worth watching, at least for Northern Europeans interested in the events during WW II not commonly known.


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1 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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NOK75,000,000 (estimated)
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