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The other face of the war

Living with your enemies.

With the Harry Potter star Rupert Grint in the lead, this war drama inspired by real events has been heavily promoted in the last couple of weeks.

Three German and two British soldiers have to share the same, simple, icy mountain cabin to survive after having shot each other down over the mountains in Norway in 1940.
Two young hotheads, Schwartz (David Kross) and Smith (Rupert Grint), a silent giant, well played in German by Stig Henrik Hoff, and the upper-class Brit Davenport (Lachlan Nieboer) against the slightly insecure German Officer Schopis (Florian Lukas). The young men find themselves in an icy white hell with little food and little firewood. In addition, one of them is seriously injured.

Petter Næss has succeeded in creating a believable dialogue in English, German and Norwegian. Nature works beautifully as a backdrop and the atmosphere inside the cabin is tense. The very first minutes are shamed by the fact that both the Brits and the Germans sound like parodies of themselves. The chamber play in the cabin works best when the guys start to get to know each other. But Næss never manages to pull out the great intensity. Unfortunately.

Translated by Malene.

Original article found here: | March 7, 2012

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