Max Manus now available in North America

Max Manus available June 28!

Max Manus available June 28!

Norway’s World War II biopic “Max Manus: Man of War”  available on DVD in the North American format starting June 28

A rousing historical epic of  the remarkable story of one of Europe’s most celebrated World War II-era resistance fighters, “Max Manus: Man of War” is an instant war movie classic. It recounts the true saga of young Norwegian soldier Max Manus, a pioneer of Norway’s resistance movement and one of the most brilliant saboteurs of World War II, whose aggressive sinking and damaging of German ships of war has since become legend.

The winner of six Norwegian Academy Awards (including Best Film and Best Actor), “Max Manus: Man of War” is directed by leading Norwegian filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who create an incredible, pulse-pounding adventure that is as engrossing as it is explosive – as well as the most expensive film production in Norwegian cinema history.

Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release “Max Manus: Man of War” on Blu-ray disc and DVD for the first time in the U.S. on June 28 for the suggested retail prices of $38.94 and $29.95, respectively. Extra bonus features on the DVD includes 45-minute documentary with interview footage and archival material of Manus, his daughter, the directors, and cast and crew.

Popular Norwegian leading man Aksel Hennie stars as Max Manus, one man whose strength, intelligence and valor in the line of duty helped to liberate his country from the occupying Nazi forces of World War II. Twice escaping Nazi captivity, reshaping the tactics of guerrilla warfare, and harnessing his abilities for the precision and courage required to mount sabotage attacks on the Germans, Manus’s wartime triumphs – and losses – are unlike any others. And with the thrilling “Max Manus: Man of War,” an epic chapter in World War II history is finally revealed in all its spectacle and glory.

Described by The Sun Online as “A good old-fashioned war movie – a tale of courage and honour based on fact” and as “A tense drama of the deadly-cat-and-mouse between The Resistance and The Nazis” by Anthony Quinn of The Independent (UK), Max Manus: Man of War is an exciting blockbuster saga of men and war. An indispensable tale of a world thrown into chaos, and of one man who dared to fight overwhelming odds to forge a future for himself and his country, Max Manus: Man of War demands to be seen.

A still from "Max Manus: Man of War."

A still from "Max Manus: Man of War." Courtesy of MSophiaPR

“Max Manus: Man of War “ Synopsis

After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland in 1939, Norwegian soldier Max Manus (Aksel Hennie) returns to a German-occupied Norway. He joins the resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called “Oslo Gang,” soon confirming his reputation for audacity by making two daring escapes from German captivity. He eventually reunites with his best friend Gregers Gram (Nicolai Cleve Broch) in Scotland, where they receive special training as saboteurs with a pan-national resistance movement, after which they are parachuted back to their homeland. While there, Max and Gregers lead a mission to sink German supply ships in the heavily guarded Oslo harbor, a spectacular act that leads to severe retaliation from the local Gestapo leader, Siegfred Fehmer (Ken Duken).

Win a free “Max Manus” DVD!

As part of the North American release of “Max Manus: Man of War,” Music Box Films has given us 10 copies for a drawing for readers of the Norwegian American Weekly! There are three ways to enter the contest: 1.) Call us at (800) 305-0217, 2.) Email, or 3.) Write to us at 7301 5th Ave NE Ste A, Seattle, WA 98115. Please include your name and phone number in your entry. Only one entry per household. Entries must be received by the Norwegian American Weekly by June 27 11:59 p.m. PST. Winners will be chosen by on June 28, and winners will be notified by phone. Sorry, this offer is only valid in North America.

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