Max Manus: Man of War

Synopsis: The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.
Production: Nordisk Film Biograf Distribution
  12 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

German Economy In Ruins

Adolf Hitler Gives Hopes

To The German People

Nazis Come To Power

Hindenburg leave Parliament to Adolf Hitler

Austria Annexed To Nazi Germany

Vienna celebrate

Agreement reached In Mnich

Poland Feels The Immediate Threat

Poland Invaded

German troops crossed the border.

Great Britain And France

Declare War On Germany

Hitler And Stalin Divide Poland

Stalin Attacks Finland

Russian Bombers Fly Over Helsinki's Sky

Norwegian Volunteers

To Help Finns



Get down!

- Speak Norwegian!

- Pull back!

Cover me!

I am often awakened

by memories of Finland,

Like I have been many times before,

but not like now.

Lie still.

- This time it's different.

- You are in hospital.

You fell. You have a concussion.

The Russians only got 150 km into Finland.

We let Germany take over

Norway in 2 months.

- I was embarrassed to be Norwegian.

- Kolbein! Thanks!

- Gunnar!

- Hi.


- Kolbein meet Gunnar.

- Hi.

- Snsteby.

- Kolbein Lauring.

- Have you contacted many people?

- Yes, some.

Where are we meeting?

We gathered in small groups,

around the country.

People who won't give up the fight

and still believe we can beat them.

- Hi.

- Good to see you again.

Hi, Tallak.

- Edvard Tallaksen.

- Max Manus.

- This is Kolbein Lauring.

- Welcome.

- Celebrating already?

- More like a wake.

- Max Manus.

- Gregers Gram.

- You're the Finland volunteers.

- You volunteered to fight in Finland?

Was that exciting?

- This seems hopeless.

- The Government gave up on our defence.

- We'll build our own army.

- We don't have men or weapons.

- It isn't about that.

- Then what is it about?

It's about sending a message. Millions

of Norwegians are thinking the same.

This war has only just begun.

We must show them the fight isn't over,

that someone is willing to fight.

We really wanted to fight, to retaliate.

We just waited for someone to start it.

Someone has to be first.

That's the smartest thing

I've heard since the invasion.

Did you go to college or something?

We wanted to do something.

Anything. Whatever.

- What is that for?

- Making a newspaper.

- Making a newspaper?

- Yes! Propaganda!

The Germans took over our newspapers

and filled them with propaganda.

I'm a school dropout and can hardly write.

Now we're making a newspaper.

- Coffee, boys?

- The first free paper in the country.

We fought our battle. For king and country.

We became careless.

- I became careless.

- Who is from Hovseter?

Do you know where that is?

OK! Say they're from Max Manus.

That package is for Stein Glemming.

We were just amateurs.

I didn't think of consequences back then.

Holy shit! What is this? Gnat's piss?

Maybe the Minister can send

some real whiskey from England.

I'll ask the King what he thinks.

Don't close both eyes, Tallak.

- Damnit, this gun sight is off.

- Close the blackout curtains.

- Why do you want to leave now?

- They've got an organised resistance there.

- We're organising like crazy here!

- Blow up Colosseum Cinema? Smart.

- Yes.

- It isn't.

Imagine if we could collapse the roof

on Quisling and his entire retinue.

We could take out hundreds of traitors.

- Maybe even the Gestapo chief himself.

- Liquidate the Gestapo chief?

Many civilians would be shot in retaliation.

We can't win this war

by printing newspapers, boys!

- We have to take action!

- The time will come.

- Listen to this... Django Reinhardt!

- Enjoy it while you can.

- You know jazz has been banned?

- It's been banned?

All music and literature

that isn't ideologically correct.

Is Jens Book-Jenssen ideologically correct?

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Thomas Nordseth-Tiller

Thomas Nordseth-Tiller (27 November 1980 – 12 May 2009) was a Norwegian screenwriter. He was behind the 2008 film Max Manus, which was widely viewed and discussed. more…

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