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by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg


The film is based on the true story of the resistance fighter Max Manus, and follows Max from the outbreak of World War II until the summer of peace 1945. After having fought against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland, Max returns to a Norway occupied by the Germans. Very soon he joins the active resistance movement, and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called Oslo Gang, led by Gunnar Sønsteby. Among other activities, they carry out spectacular raids against German ships in Oslo harbour. Maybe the most well-known attack was the sinking of the slave ship Donau.

international title: Max Manus
original title: Max Manus
country: Norway, Germany, Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
screenplay: Thomas Nordseth-Tiller
cast: Aksel Hennie, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Mads Eldøen, Christian Rubeck, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Agnes Kittelsen, Ken Duken, Victoria Winge, Knut Joner
cinematography by: Geir Hartly Andreassen
art director: Karl Juliusson
producer: John M. Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo
production: Filmkameratene AS, Miso Film, B & T Film
backing: Nordisk Film & TV Fond
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS
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