MAX MANUS follows the exploits of the title character from the outbreak of World War II until the summer of peace in 1945. After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland, Max returns to a Norway occupied by the Germans. Soon he joins the active resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called Oslo Gang led by Gunnar Sonsteby. Among other spectacular sabotage missions, they carry out spectacular raids against German ships in Oslo harbor, including the sinking of the slave ship Donau.
“Max Manus’ story is important,” state the directors. “It tells us about fighting for a society you believe in with everything you’ve got, and that the fight can scar your soul for the rest of your life. Max saw one friend after another die and every time he lost a piece of himself. But this is a celebration of the things Max Manus and his “Oslo Gang” achieved. Some Things Are Worth Fighting For – And Some Things Are Worth Dying For.”
Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning graduated from the Stockholm Film School, Sweden in 1996. They have made hundreds of outstanding commercials for multinational companies like Statoil and Nokia. Sandberg and Roenning’s first feature film was BANDIDAS (2006) starring Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek. MAX MANUS is their second feature film
MAX MANUS, released by D films, directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning; produced by John M Jacobsen and Sveinung Golimo; and starring Aksel Hennie, Ken Duken, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Knut Joner and Agnes Kittelsen; and runs for 117 minutes.
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