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Arctic (2018)

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A man stranded in the Arctic after a plane 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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Complete credited cast:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Overgård
Maria Thelma Smáradóttir ... Young Woman (as María Thelma)
Tintrinai Thikhasuk Tintrinai Thikhasuk ... Helicopter Pilot

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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A man stranded in the Arctic after a plane 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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Survival is its own journey. See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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

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Trivia

Actor Mads Mikkelsen recently starred also in movie title Polar. Which action takes place in snowy mountains of USA, but movies are unrelated. See more »

Goofs

The helicopter caught fire when it crashed. Yet later during the rescue the helicopter changed from a Bell 407 into a BO105 with no signs of fire damage. See more »

Quotes

Overgård: It's arctic trout... with noodles.
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Borrowed my Stolen
13 July 2018 | by juliawscSee all my reviews

This survival movie consisted of many many elements of other survival movies we've seen such as Cast Away and 127 hours but it felt new. I couldn't pin point why the movie didn't feel boring or overdone even though I'd seen some of the plot point before. It all lies in Mads Mikkleson's character. In every other movie we watch and cringe at the survivalist doing everything wrong but pushing on in spite of it. In Arctic, Mads does everything right. He clearly has survival training and is putting his knowledge to good use. He should be able to get help no problem, but despite all his efforts, it's the world that keeps tearing him down, not his ignorance as we see in so many other survival movies. We route for him and grieve when it doesn't go his way because we know he's doing absolutely everything by the book but it's just not going his way.

It's also incredible how Mads says the same few sentences over and over and it means something different every time he says it. There's so much emotion and meaning behind his few words.


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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

Gross USA:

$2,410,795

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,144,008
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2.35 : 1
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