Into the White

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"Inspired by the true world war II story."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.1  (22,288)

Into the White is a 2012 war drama film directed by Norwegian filmmaker Petter Næss. The movie stars Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, and Rupert Grint. Based on a true story, the film tells the story of two enemy fighter planes, one German and one British, which crash in Norway during World War II, leaving the pilots stranded in a remote wilderness cabin.

The movie portrays the complexity of war in a unique way, bringing the enemies together in a life-threatening situation with no other choice but to cooperate and survive. The dangerous and harsh weather conditions, along with the lack of food, clothing and medical supplies, add to the tension and the drama of the situation.

The initial animosity between the pilots soon gives way to a surprising friendship, as they try to overcome their mutual distrust and language barriers. The German crew is composed of two soldiers, Unteroffizier Wolfgang Strunk (Lukas) and Leutnant Horst Schopis (Kross), while the British crew is led by Captain Charles P. Davenport (Nieboer) and his co-pilot Robert Smith (Grint).

As the days pass, the pilots' survival becomes more and more uncertain, and they start to share stories about their lives, their fears, and their dreams. The cabin becomes a sanctuary for the soldiers, a place where they can forget about the war for a while and focus on staying alive. However, their peaceful coexistence is abruptly interrupted when a group of Norwegian soldiers arrive at the cabin, adding a new layer of complexity to the situation.

Despite the Norwegian soldiers' initial hostility, they eventually help the pilots to survive, risking their own lives in the process. This unexpected turn of events shows that even in the midst of war, human compassion and solidarity can prevail over hatred and violence.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the film is the stunning cinematography, showcasing the raw beauty of the Norwegian landscape. The snow-covered mountains, the freezing winds, and the seemingly endless forests are captured in a way that makes the audience feel like they are part of the wilderness. The intense close-up shots of the characters' faces also add to the realism and the emotional impact of the movie.

The acting performances are outstanding, particularly from Florian Lukas and David Kross, who bring depth and nuance to their characters. Rupert Grint also shines in a dramatic role, proving his versatility as an actor. Lachlan Nieboer gives a solid performance as the British captain, portraying the conflicts and the dilemmas of a leader in a challenging situation.

Overall, Into the White is a powerful and thought-provoking film that subverts the traditional war movie genre. It portrays the futility and the absurdity of war, while highlighting the human connections that can arise from the most unlikely situations. The movie is a tribute to the resilience and the courage of the soldiers who fought in World War II, and a reminder that even amidst the most brutal conflicts, there is always hope for peace and reconciliation.

Into the White is a 2013 war movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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    7.1  (22,288)