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Max Manus
Max Manus
Release Date: March 2010

Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Starring: Askel Hennie, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Denku
Distributor: D Films
Norway's official submission to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category, MAX MANUS is also Norway's top-grossing domestic release since 1975. The rousing historical drama follows Manus (Aksel Hennie in a bravura performance), from the outbreak of World War II until the summer of 1945. After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland, Manus returns to a German-occupied Norway. He joins the resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called "Oslo Gang," soon confirming his reputation for audacity by making two daring escapes from German captivity.

One of the film's most thrilling sequences is a detailed account of the sabotage techniques used to sink a heavily guarded German supply ship in Oslo harbour, an act that leads to severe retaliation from the local Gestapo leader, Siegfred Fehmer (Ken Dunken - Inglorious Basterds).

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