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The life and facts of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first man to arrive on the South Pole.


Espen Sandberg


Ravn Lanesskog
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Roald Amundsen
Christian Rubeck ... Leon Amundsen
Katherine Waterston ... Bess Magids
Trond Espen Seim ... Fridtjof Nansen
Glenn Andre Kaada Glenn Andre Kaada ... Oscar Wisting
Ida Ursin-Holm ... Kiss Bennett
Ruby Dagnall Ruby Dagnall ... Aline Amundsen
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ... Helmer Hanssen
Fridtjov Såheim ... Hjalmar Johansen
Kenneth Åkerland Berg Kenneth Åkerland Berg ... Sverre Hassel
Elg Elgesem Elg Elgesem ... Olav Bjaaland
Herbert Nordrum Herbert Nordrum ... Kristian Presterud
Jonas Strand Gravli ... Leif Dietrichson
Ole Christoffer Ertvaag ... Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen
Ted Otis ... Lincoln Ellsworth


Norway, 1926. After read a newspaper about Roald Amundsen's missing in the North Pole, his brother Leon leaves his house to walk to the next door Roald's house, to await news. Taking him wrongly as a thief, Leon is hit by Bess Brigads, Roald's younger love interest. Introducing each other, Bess learns by Leon about a child Roald Amundsen, who rose with a happy family with his parents and other three brothers fascinated by North and South Pole, after the unknown and uncharted lands due to the extreme conditions of survival by the so much below zero temperatures. When their father died during one of his usual sea voyages and their mother died by disease a little time later, Roald and Leon strengthened his bonds caring each other in their wish to be the first men to arrive North Pole, where Roald would be the explorer and Leon the financier to get a team and the enough money for the travel. But in 1908 Frederick Cook's claiming to have arrived North Pole force them to change the plans: ... Written by Chockys

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Espen Sandberg directed the film without his usual directing partner Joachim Rønning. See more »


'I can't sleep. I guess I'm still on Canada Time' says a character who has just arrived in Norway from Canada, alluding to jet lag. However, the film is set in 1923 and the only way to have made that journey would have been by sea and rail in around 12-14 days. More than enough time to have adjusted to any time differential. See more »


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the hero that was afraid of oblivion
4 June 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Nansen and amundsen are superheros in norwegian history, thats a fact, but to make a believable account of his life on film is not an easy task, because he was a controversial person , also in norway. but they try and the result are within reason with a few flaws , a good presentation of roald amundsen . i wish the makers had used a bit more room for his companiogns, who more than thrice showed to be the beams that kept the house of cards standing.

its a slow paced movie, and i had expected even more action than presented here. the way the narrative is presented, through his brother leon, are pretty original, i liked that. the acting are not more than average, quite boring at times, but maybe life then were boring and a waiting game for news from the abyss. there are vast use of vfx and cgi, some are good,others pretty second hand. the end sequens, were amundsen flies the latham and dissapears are speculative,and people still speculates what happened,i dont know, maybe he flew to the gran canaries instead, living a silent and withdrawn life???.

its a norwegian film and the grumpy old man are quite proud by the product made by my countrymen, its well worth a view.recommended

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15 February 2019 (Norway) See more »

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