Max Manus: Man of War

Aksel Hennie, Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg and Agnes Kittelsen in Max Manus: Man of WarEirik Evjen and Mats Eldøen in Max Manus: Man of WarAksel Hennie in Max Manus: Man of WarMax Manus: Man of WarAksel Hennie and Agnes Kittelsen in Max Manus: Man of WarAksel Hennie, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg in Max Manus: Man of War

Plot

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 7.4/10 (9,832 voted)

Critic's Score: 60/100

Director:
Joachim Rønning

Stars: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch

Storyline
The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Cast:

Aksel Hennie

Max Manus


Agnes Kittelsen

Ida Nikoline 'Tikken' Lindebrække


Nicolai Cleve Broch

Gregers Gram


Ken Duken

Siegfried Fehmer


Christian Rubeck

Kolbein Lauring


Knut Joner

Gunnar Sønsteby


Mats Eldøen

Edvard Tallaksen

(as Mads Eldøen)


Kyrre Haugen Sydness

Jens Christian Hauge


Viktoria Winge

Solveig Johnsrud


Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen

Roy Nilsen


Jakob Oftebro

Lars Emil Erichsen


Petter Næss

Kapt Martin Linge


Ron Donachie

Colonel J.S. Wilson


Stig Henrik Hoff

Politikapt Eilertsen


Oliver Stokowski

Höhler



Details

Official Website:
Official site |
Official site (German) |

Release Date: 3 September 2010

Filming Locations: Ardkinglas House, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK



Box Office Details

Budget: NOK 50,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,800,000
(Norway)
(19 December 2008)
(105 Screens)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The color red is left out of the mise en scene except for blood, the Nazi flag, the Norwegian flag, and some of Tikkens dresses.

Goofs:

Factual errors:
In many of the scenes where Max and his collaborators are riding bicycles, the bicycles are 1955 or later vintage with features that were available more than a decade after the end of world war II.

Quotes:

Colonel J.S. Wilson:
Whiskey?

Max Manus:
…No thank you, Sir, I've quit.

Colonel J.S. Wilson:
Who the hell stops drinking in the middle of a bloody war?



User Review

Foreign film of the year

Rating: 10/10


Although being a Norwagian WWII film, Max Manus has that international
appeal because it's about something the whole world experienced.

Following Max and his saboteur friends is a real pleasure and a very
realistic depiction of the occupation of Norway. It's the first time i
have seen a Norwagian film of this "epic" quality and i hope we get
more in the future.

If you have seen a lot of WWII movies don't think this will be just
another one. This one gives you a take on the more hidden parts of the
war and follows a small resistance group trying to save their small
country from one of the biggest empires the world has seen.

So in conclusion i would recommend anyone interested in good foreign
films or just good historical films in general.