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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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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 Ellefsen Endre 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
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Elg Elgesem Elg Elgesem ...  Rolf Danielsen 3 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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Drama | History | War

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Norway

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Norwegian | English | German | Danish

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1 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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NOK 75,000,000 (estimated)
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Seriously overrated
25 September 2016 | by NorManWithThePlan74See all my reviews

The true story of one of the greatest saboteur-actions of WWII is made with great attention to detail, but sadly with less attention to it's script and characters. The plot, which if had been handled correctly, could have been nerve-racking. However, the suspense, or rather, lack thereof makes this mini-series a rather tedious affair. The dialogue suffers from the same condition as the vast majority of Norwegian cinema and television; it's pompous, stiff and unnatural. The same can be said about the acting, where almost every character with a speaking part behaves as if they were on stage in a theater - the worst examples are Stein Winge and Frank Kjosås who are a downright painful to watch. The Heisenberg character is the only one really interesting one, but the show fails to really dig into him. A shame, really, because he had enormous dramatic potential. The other characters are pretty much one-dimensional and fails miserably to gain much, if any sympathy. The by far most useless character on the show is Julie Smith, a caricature of a Briton which seemingly only purpose to the plot is a dull romantic interest and pulling off political correct lines about the horrors of war, which seems out of place in a 1940' setting. A note about cinematography: There are a few shots which are pretty impressing, namely the ones in the skiing-scenes. Other than that, many shots are almost burned out, the London-scenes in particular. At the same time it's shot in digital HD, which in a period-piece makes the show look fake and constructed.

Summarizing, this show could have been really good with a better developed script, a better cast ensemble, and a director who could paint this picture with a steadier hand.


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