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. The company is behind the successful Danish TV-series THOSE WHO KILL, DICTE and 1864. Miso Film is also located in Norway, where they have produced the film series VARG VEUM and the TV-series AQUITTED, and in Sweden, where  the company just finished the second season of MODUS, a TV-series based on Anne Holts crime novels. On the big screen Miso Film has featured with the Danish thriller success THE CANDIDATE as well as co-produced the Norwegian World War II resistance drama MAX MANUS. 
Furthermore, the company is behind the Danish comedy LONG STORY SHORT, the family films IQBAL FAROOQ based on Manu Sareen’s childrens books and latest Ole Bornedal’s box-office hits: SMALL TOWN KILLERS and THE WAY TO MANDALAY. The company is behind Scandinavia’s first original Netflix series THE RAIN and is currently producing the second season of the popular young adult series. Additionally, the company is finishing Christoffer Boe’s mini TV-series WARRIOR, which is set to premiere on TV 2 in the fall of 2018 as well as the last film in the IQBAL franchise.

PEOPLE

LOCATIONS

  • COPENHAGEN
  • STOCKHOLM
  • OSLO