Friday, November 6, 2009

Max Manus

One of the best things about working here at Nordic is exposure to some of the best film and media coming out of Scandinavia today. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to introduce the hilarious (and hilariously terrifying) Norwegian flick Dead Snow at our Northern Lights Film Festival.

Next Thursday we are showing another Norwegian blockbust, but this time the film is a bit more serious. It's titled Max Manus, after a hero of the Norwegian resistance movement during World War II. Manus has written a two-part autobiography about his service on which this film is based. Manus's contribution to the Norwegian resistance was so significant that he was the personal guard of the Norwegian Crown Prince Olav V.

Max Manus (2008, Norway)
Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.

“Max Manus” is a biographic war film based on the real events of the life of Norwegian resistance fighter Max Manus. Manus was one of the pioneers in the Norwegian resistance movement, and was arrested by the Gestapo in 1941. The film was seen by 140,500 people on its opening weekend in Norway, a national record for a Norwegian film. Reserved seating.
Suggested donation: $10. To reserve tickets call 206.789.5707 x10

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