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Deeply human

”Into the White” is a quiet war film without bombs and big battles. This is perhaps what makes it so beautiful?

There has been many expectations related to “Into the White” and it is not without reason. It’s a different, melancholic and nostalgic war film which is both traditional and innovating in its cinematography.

An acting film

To planes, a British and a German, shoot each other down over Norway. In the blizzard, all five seek shelter in the same mountain cabin, and there they have to survive, not to mention live with each other.

“Into the White” is a film that puts focus on the human aspect of war, and exactly that’s why this is a film for the actors. And they have to deliver with a ramshackle wooden cabin as almost the only backdrop.

And they have put together quite a team of characters! Sparks fly from every character portrayal, and the casting is so right, I can’t remember having seen anything better ever.

It’s incredibly refreshing to see Rupert Grint removed from the Potter-universe and put into this kind of film. It’s also nice that he has picked this particular role as pilot Smith after having swum in offers. And he made the right decision. He reveals both a depth and a great comedic talent in his inventory and brings forth both laughter and tears.

Florian Lukas must also be pulled forward for his interpretation of Lieutenant Horst Schopis. Out of the German, flat, almost caricatured stone face he brings forward a person little by little.

Stig Henrik Hoff also manages the stunning feat of making his arch-German soldier into a personality where he could have been a parody.


Great directing, beautiful images of the Norwegian landscape and warm humor spices up the experience and makes us forget the tiny flaws in script and setting. It is completely different things that sticks with us for a long time afterwards.

Thanks for this!

Translated by Malene.

Original article found here: | March 10, 2012

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