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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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Series cast summary:
Andreas Döhler ...  Kurt Diebner 6 episodes, 2015
Robert Hunger-Bühler ...  Emil Leeb 6 episodes, 2015
Marc Benjamin 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
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
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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

Release Date:

1 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Heavy Water War See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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NOK 75,000,000 (estimated)
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This TV-series managed to set a viewer record for national TV-drama premiere in Norway, when aired 4th of January 2015, when a massive 24,3 % of the Norwegian population was watching the whole two first episodes. It was also 62,5 % of the total TV-viewing at the time that Sunday. See more »

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Another solid Norwegian miniseries based on real historic events
4 February 2018 | by Bene CumbSee 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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