MAX MANUS Movie TraIler & Pictures
Check out the trailer and some pictures from MAX MANUS starring Aksel Hennie, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Agnes Kittelsen, Knut Joner, Ken Duken, and directed by Espen Sandbergand and Joachim Roenning.
Max Manus is part of the Gala Presentations at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
Max Manus Synopsis: An epic race through a chapter of the Second World War that remains largely unknown in North America, Max Manus recounts the life of one of Europe’s most celebrated resistance fighters.
The film introduces its eponymous hero as he volunteers to fight alongside the Finnish forces in their battle against Russia, which is attempting to turn Finland into a protectorate. Shortly afterwards, his beloved Norway is invaded by Nazi Germany and quickly occupied. Max Manus and a few friends start a small rebel cell, committing sabotage and distributing leaflets denouncing the Nazi presence. But their group is swiftly apprehended and Manus is captured, eventually escaping by jumping from a second-storey window. Made an instant legend for this feat, he’s recruited by a larger pan-national resistance movement run out of London.
It takes a smart film about the resistance to acknowledge that radical actions are most often taken by those with the least to lose. Manus and his cohorts are largely working-class youths when they first band together, with the lone exception of the chief propagandist. Manus himself is a complicated case. As the war progresses, he begins drinking more heavily, tortured by his own ability to survive as those around him, including his closest friends, are killed.
Watch the trailer for Max Manus and check out more pictures below.