THEY STOLE HIS COUNTRY. NOW HE WANTS IT BACK!
Shortly after the German occupation of Norway in 1940, Max Manus (Aksel Hennie) and his friends join the organized resistance and become a thorn in the side of the Nazis. One of the most popular films ever made in Norway is a well-directed, elaborate portrayal of the bad old days and the personal price paid by those men and women who actively fought for a free Norway. Hennie goes from an idealist to death-defying veteran to confused alcoholic in a credible way, although we never feel like we truly get close to him. The story follows conventional patterns, but is fairly engaging.
2008-Norway-Denmark-Germany. 118 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg. Cast: Aksel Hennie (Max Manus), Agnes Kittelsen (Ida Nikoline Lindebraekke), Nicolai Cleve Broch (Gregers Gram), Ken Duken, Christian Rubeck, Knut Joner.
Trivia: Alternative title: Max Manus: Man of War.