MAX MANUS

MAX MANUS

After fighting the communists in Finland, Max Manus returns to Norway, currently occupied by the Nazis. He joins with the Norwegian resistance movement in their fight against the Germans but is arrested. He manages to escape to Scotland where he receives training before being sent back to Norway to carry out sabotage missions against the occupying forces.

Returning to Norway with his friend Gregers Gram, his first mission is an attack on German supply ships. He is spectacularly successful, and soon he becomes a special target for the Gestapo commander Siegfried Wolfgang Fehmer. Manus, however, avoids capture, and with Gram and Gunnar Sønsteby he forms the so-called “Oslo Group”.

Stockholm becomes a meeting point for Norwegians in allied military service. Here Gram introduces Manus to Tikken, who works as a Norwegian contact for the British consulate and the two soon develop a special relationship.

Fact Sheet

 

TITLE
Max Manus

ORIGINAL TITLE
Max Manus

LANGUAGE
Norwegian

FORMAT
Feature Film

PREMIERE
December 19 2008

GENRE
War Drama

PRODUCED BY
Filmkameratene

CO-PRODUCED BY
B&T Film, Miso Film, Roenbergfilm

INTERNATIONAL SALES
TrustNordisk

Main Cast

MAX MANUS
Aksel Hennie

TIKKEN LINDEBRÆKKE
Agnes Kittelsen

GREGERS GRAM
Nicolai Cleve Broch

KRIMINALRAT SIGFRIED FEHMER
Ken Duken

KOLBEIN LAURING
Christian Rubeck

Main Crew

DIRECTORS
Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning

WRITER
Thomas Nordseth-Tiller

PRODUCERS
John M. Jacobsen & Sveinung Golimo

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Geir Hartly Andreassen, FSF

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Karl Juliusson

COSTUME DESIGNER
Manon Rasmussen

MAKEUP DESIGNER
Tina Helmark

EDITOR
Anders Refn

SOUND DESIGNERS
Baard Haugan Ingebretsen & Tormod Ringnes

COMPOSER
Trond Bjerknæs

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
Erik Aavatsmark

THE COMPANY

Miso Film was founded in 2004 by the producer team Jonas Allen and Peter Bose, who started their collaboration on the Swedish thriller and crime series BECK and WALLANDER. Miso Film is the company behind the successful Scandinavian TV series VARG VEUM, THOSE WHO KILL, DICTE, ACQUITTED, MODUS and the epic drama series “1864” written and directed by Ole Bornedal. On the big screen Miso Film has featured with the Danish thriller success THE CANDIDATE and the Danish comedy LONG STORY SHORT.
Furthermore the company co-produced the Norwegian World War II resistance drama MAX MANUS, the biggest box-office success ever in Norway and the English language feature film GINGER & ROSA, directed by Sally Potter.
Miso Film is currently producing Ole Bornedal’s next feature film SMALL TOWN KILLERS, the family comedy IQBAL FAROOQ & THE SUPERCHIP, the final and last season of DICTE and the second seasons of both ACQUITTED and MODUS.

PEOPLE

LOCATIONS

  • COPENHAGEN
  • STOCKHOLM
  • OSLO