INTO THE WHITE * (Theatrical Release USA 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

Into the White—a Norwegian film based on true events—contains some of the best foreign filming for 2012. While this film did not make money in the box office, it’s a good watch that proposes the interesting situation of placing German and British World War II bomber plane crash survivors in an isolated cabin where they must cooperate in order to survive a bitter winter. The acting is of such high quality that one feels one is watching actual real life situations. The terrific British casting choices include: Lachlan Nieboer and Rupert Grint, both superb for their parts. The terrific German casting includes: Florian Lukas, Stig Henrik Hoff, and David Kross, all superb for their parts.

Storyline

During a World War II air fight, a German plane is shot down leaving three survivors. The British fighter plane also crash lands leaving two survivors. The five men, despite the uneasy relationship, survive a bitter Norwegian winter by learning to rely on and trust one another.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Petter Næss for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Peter Garde for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Leutnant Horst Schopis (Florian Lukas), Obergefreiter Josef Schwartz (David Kross), Feldwebel Wolfgang Strunk (Stig Henrik Hoff), Captain Charles P. Davenport (Lachlan Nieboer), Gunner Robert Smith (Rupert Grint), Loytnant Bjorn Gustavsen (Kim Haugen), Menig Harald Gustavsen (Knut Joner), Terje (Morten Faldaas), and Kjell (Sondre Krogtoft Larsen).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a quite good film and well worth watching, one of the best Rupert Grint films since the Harry Potter series.

* Also known as Comrade, Lost in the Snow, or Cross of Honour

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