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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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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 ...  Hans Storhaug 6 episodes, 2015
Frank Kjosås ...  Knut Haukelid 6 episodes, 2015
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 (2015) / ... 4 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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Norway

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Norwegian | English | German | Danish

Release Date:

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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15 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a miniseries about the German efforts to create the first nuclear bomb as well as the Allied effort to put a stop to it. Much of the film is set in Norway, as it was the center for Nazi deuterium production. Because of this, the series is in Norwegian, English and German (with a tiny bit of French). While it might not sound that interesting, it is--provided you are patient and give the programs a chance. My only reservations are minor. First, although it's stylish, the shaky cam is a STUPID idea and I have no idea why it's used throughout the show. I watched it on a very large screen TV and it practically induced motion sickness. Second, the CGI of the B-17s was rather poor. Eight year old episodes of "Dogfights" look better and more realistic. Still, with excellent acting, an engaging script and a nice history lesson, it's well worth seeing.

By the way, some of what occurs in the show can also be seen in the excellent Kirk Douglas film "The Heroes of Telemark"--and is mostly covered in episode 6 of the series.


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