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Filming an anti-war film

Today the village Hjelle in Stryn has looked back 72 years in time. Famous Norwegian, British and German actors film the closing scene of the blockbuster Comrade.

Nordfjord municipality has had visits from stars the past two weeks. Rupert Grint, known as Harry Potter’s best friend Ron Weasley, has the lead role in the film which is based on a true story from the days of the war. In an air battle over Strynefjellet, English and German pilots shot each other down. The enemies find their way to the same hunting cabin. Isolated from the outside world they have to fight to survive the Norwegian winter, and gradually a friendship develops between the soldiers from either side of the conflict.

A large part of the filming has taken place at Grotli on Strynefjellet. Since Thursday of last week, Hjelle in Oppstryn has been taken back to the days of war spring 1940. It is here that some of the film’s closing scenes are shot today, the film is expected to be released next spring.

Petter Næss, best known for “Elling,” is the director of an impressive team of actors. In addition to Grint, one of the most famous German actors of today, Florian Lukas, is playing the German pilot. On the list of actors, are also well-known Norwegian names such as Knut Joner, Morten Faldaas, Stig Henrik Hoff and Sondre Krogtoft Larsen.

Original article found here: | April 14, 2011

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