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Into the White (Blu-ray Review)

27 Jul, 2013 By: Angelique Flores

Box Office $0.001 million
$26.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray
Rated ‘R’ for language.
Stars Stig Henrik Hoff, David Kross, Florian Lukas, Rupert Grint.

Being stranded in tight quarters could turn enemies into friends — even in the middle of war.

Such was the case in April 1940, when Britain and Germany were battling to gain control over Norway. A fighter plane from each side had gone down in the snowy Norwegian mountains, and the survivors from the two sides find a hunting cabin to take cover in.

Josef is a young, impetuous, ardent Nazi who has sustained an injury from the plane crash. Strunk is an imposing figure, quiet and quick to do his duty. In charge is Lieutenant Shopis, a short, stern man with a strong sense of rules and order.

They have taken as prisoners of war the calm and sensible Captain Davenport and his gunner, Smith, who enjoys getting a rise of the Germans.

At first the men live as captors and prisoners, but as they share meals together and exchange knowledge in order to survive they can’t help but get to know each other and see a side in each man that wasn’t at first apparent.

The men gradually talk more about politics, their women, their families and even their dreams. They find that they are more similar than not and unexpectedly forge deep friendships with each other.

Inspired by true events, the film shows some humanity during an ugly war, as the poignant script and the skilled actors bring to life great tension and portray a convincing camaraderie among the group.

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