Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Max Manus

Year: 2008
Language: Norwegian, English, German, Russian, Finnish
Run Time: 118 minutes

Max Manus

Max Manus was a real-life action hero, a Norwegian resistance leader who sank so many German warships, blew up so many German planes, and kept Norwegian spirits so high during the Nazi occupation in World War II that he became a Norwegian institution. MAX MANUS is a big-budget war thriller and Norway's most popular film in years. At 25, Max is the kind of restless adventurer who volunteers to fight with Finland against the Soviet Union in brutal hand-to-hand combat. After the Nazi occupation of Norway in 1940, the Norwegian government in exile recruits saboteurs to harass the 400,000 German occupation troops. Max Manus is their man. The targets of Max's gang are the German ships in Oslo Harbor, and one of their most spectacular feats is the sinking of the 17,000-ton transport ship Donau. Successful though he is, Max is shattered at seeing his friends die all around him. Bitter at still being alive when they aren't, he takes to drink. Though Norway owes her new freedom to Max's heroic deeds, it will be a long time until he can celebrate. Aksel Hennie is compelling as the brooding and restless Max. (In Norwegian, German, and English with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF34 Screenings

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Thomas Nordseth-Tiller

Espen Sandberg, Joachim Roenning

Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning were born in Sandefjord, Norway and both attended the Stockholm Film School. They have collaborated on hundreds of commercials under the professional name Roenberg.

"Bandidas" (2006), MAX MANUS (2008)

John M. Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo

Geir Hartly Andreassen

Anders Refn

Principal Cast
Aksel Hennie, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Mads Eld√łen, Christian Rubeck, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Agnes Kittelsen, Ken Duken, Victoria Winge, Knut Joner

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