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Into the White (2013)




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At the beginning of World War II a hostile chance encounter in the skies above the harsh Norwegian wilderness leaves two aircraft - one British, one German - shot down in a remote and isolated region. By strange coincidence the crews seek shelter in the same cabin. They must battle to survive the brutal winter in order to get back to the war - and to fighting one another. Although war has made them enemies, as the days go by animosity proves hard to maintain. Mutual need leads to unlikely friendships, and the rules of war must be put aside. (c) Magnolia Picturesmore
Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Ole Meldgaard, Dave Mango, Petter Naess
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 25, 2013
Box Office: $547
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Stig Henrik Hoff
as Sgt. Wolfgang Strunk
Rupert Grint
as Pt. Robert Smith
David Kross
as Cpl. Josef Schultze
Florian Lukas
as Lt. Horst Schopis
Lachlan Nieboer
as Cpt. Charles P. Dave...
Kim Haugen
as Bjorn Gustavsen
Knut Joner
as Harald Gustavsen
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Critic Reviews for Into the White

All Critics (10)

As dramatically potent as a B-tier Disney drama, Into the White, while displaying instances of complexity, is mired by cliché and melodrama.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
We Got This Covered

Generates a satisfactory amount of suspense and personality to achieve its limited goals, successfully spinning routine with welcome attention to character.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013

[The cast] acquit themselves well, forging convincing and ultimately moving relationships as they learn how little petty political differences mean when starvation's at the door.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012
Total Film

The performances are more than adequate.

Full Review… | September 30, 2012
Observer [UK]

Ponderous pacing makes this true-life tale a lot less enthralling than it might have been.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
Empire Magazine

Their little world in the wooden hut they find eventually becomes a microcosm of the real one, where they can leave behind some of the sillier prejudices of war.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
This is London

Audience Reviews for Into the White



This is a typical anti-war film (previously titled Comrade), directed by Petter Nęss. The film is based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis' bomber, was shot down near Grotli by an Fleet Air Arm Blackburn Skua fighter, which then crash-lands. The surviving German and British crew members are not friendly towards each other, but later everything changes: in order to survive the harsh winter in the Norwegian wilderness, they have to stand together. That's how an unlikely, lifelong friendship develops.

Very warm script written by Ole Meldgaard, Dave Mango and the director Petter Nęss. In it two Englishmen and three Germans are all at war and they are all killers... in a war you have to be... partly driven by their own attitudes, and partly by the mechanisms of war, they acknowledge that other laws prevail. Through the well written screenplay we can almost feel that both parties are "heroes" and "villains."

Perfectly cast stars David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff, Florian Lukas, Rupert Grint and Lachlan Nieboer give extra flavour to this work of art.

Nice cinematography, safe camera work, good acting and reliable director made this film a success.

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

brits and germans r snowbound and forced 2 work together to survive in this post WWII drama about WWII

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