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Into the White (2012)

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Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

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Petter Næss
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Cast overview:
Florian Lukas ... Leutnant Horst Schopis
David Kross ... Obergefreiter Josef Schwartz
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Feldwebel Wolfgang Strunk
Lachlan Nieboer ... Captain Charles P. Davenport
Rupert Grint ... Gunner Robert Smith
Kim Haugen Kim Haugen ... Løytnant Bjørn Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Knut Joner Knut Joner ... Menig Harald Gustavsen - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Morten Faldaas Morten Faldaas ... Terje - Norwegian Ski Patrol
Sondre Krogtoft Larsen ... Kjell - Norwegian Ski Patrol
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In World War II, the German pilots Lieutenant Horst Schopis, Josef Schwartz and Wolfgang Strunk crash their airplane in the wilderness of Norway after shooting down a British airplane. They walk through a snow storm until they reach shelter in an abandoned hunter cabin. Soon the British pilot Captain Charles P. Davenport and the gunner Robert Smith arrive in the cabin and they become prisoners of the German pilots. However, after the initial friction between the enemies, they realize that they should team-up to survive in the wilderness in the beginning of an improbable friendship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Inspired by the true world war II story.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Norway | Sweden | France

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English | Norwegian | German

Release Date:

12 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$90, 14 April 2013

Gross USA:

$704

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$712,216
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Based on true events. The names of the German airmen were not changed for this film, but the names of the British airmen were changed. The real names of the British airmen were captain R. T. Partridge (Davenport) and R.S. Bostok (Smith). See more »

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When the German bomber crashed, it is likely at least one engine would have been powering it, if not both, so some of the propellers should have been bent back due to the aircraft's forward speed at contact with the ground. They are all in pristine condition as if a snow had merely covered a parked aircraft. See more »

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Gunner Robert Smith: [on Hitler] What the fuck does he want with China?
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Extraordinary true story about unlikely friendship in war
9 March 2012 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Norwegian director Petter Næss has gathered a fine acting crew in this true story about three German and two British war pilots meeting up in a remote hunting cabin during a harsh Norwegian winter storm up in the high mountains, after shooting each other's planes down during the Second World War.

Being forced to work together, with all doubts and mistrust, they after some days started off what was an unlikely friendship while the war was on it's culmination.

The film succeeds in telling a story of fright evolving into friendship, in a chamber like story. All the five main actors are doing a great job with this interesting story.

It's still in the last part of the movie we start really feeling there's a war going on. If the film is to be criticized, it's for not really making us get into the war feeling at the start of the film.

The landscape is beautiful, and the war is 70 years ago. Will everyone understand the situation. In the end, this is really clear, and the film functions here. I'd really like to get more of the war feeling in the start of the film. A shot down airplane and some soldiers doesn't do that in a winterly landscape. The film gets better the further it gets into the material.

That said, the film is really worth watching. Great acting. The German actors are actually the best. Stig Henrik Hoff is also convincing, and David Cross is doing a good role. Rupert Grint has some troubles getting into it in his first feature after seven Harry potters, or maybe it's me seeing that beyond the witchcraft?

In my opinion Petter Næss has nailed another great film. All of his filmography is worth seeing. Wanting to film this story for a long time, he's given us another epic story from the epic Second World War, giving us the hope that this will learn us to never get into another one.


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