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Arctic (2018)

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A man stranded in the Arctic after a helicopter crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.

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Joe Penna
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Mads Mikkelsen Braves the Elements in 'Arctic

Mads Mikkelsen and director Joe Penna share what it was like braving the extreme cold while shooting their survival tale in Iceland.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Overgård
Maria Thelma Smáradóttir ... Young Woman (as María Thelma)
Tintrinai Thikhasuk Tintrinai Thikhasuk ... Helicopter Pilot
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Storyline

A man stranded in the Arctic after a helicopter crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. Written by Bleecker Street

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Taglines:

Survival is its own Journey.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some bloody images | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

Iceland

Language:

English | Danish

Release Date:

31 January 2019 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Arctic See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,878, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,410,795, 9 May 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39
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Trivia

Received a 10-minute standing ovation at its premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

38:14 and 39:00 he writes heading to the north but when he goes walking he walks in to the direction of the sun according to the shadows, which is to the south. See more »

Quotes

Overgård: Where do you keep your medical kit? You understand what I'm saying? The medical kit?
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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Mads Mikkelsen/Oleg Mityaev (2019) See more »

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16 April 2019 | by TheDragonTraderSee all my reviews

Quite suddenly we're dropped in the middle of nowhere in the snow with Mads Mikkelsen. Several meaningless minutes later the plot starts to unravel. A chance of survival, a tough journey ahead, the promise of a good movie. And it's not bad. But it never quite exceeds the level of mediocrity it starts on.

To the background of the gorgeous panoramic views of a desolate ice-cold landscape, plays a story that is everything but innovative, guided by a dull musical score that might as well have been left behind. We feel no connection with the characters, for we never get to know who they are, but on the other hand it ís a relief to notice that the makers chose not to include another hour of dragging background info. Only, now it felt a bit empty. Just a human having a hard time.

But Mads Mikkelsen! You have treated us on the performance of a lifetime! With only a handful of lines you damn near had me crying out your pain with you. A middle aged woman seated just a couple stools to my right even really did! And for a second there I thought she was having a heart attack after a jump scare.

So it does reach the audience through Mikkelsen's incredible performance, but overall... it's just a nicely made movie that's easy to forget.


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