What comes to mind when you think of Norway? I mean aside from snowbound zombies, giant trolls, and fjords of course. Are the fjords even in Norway? Am I thinking of Finland? I digress.
What’s never come to my mind when thinking of Norway is the idea that the country saw its fair share of resistance fighters during World War II dedicated to stopping the German onslaught. Who knew? Having recently watched the newly released Max Manus: Man Of War I can proudly say that now I know. And I want to share that knowledge with you. Three of you actually…
Max Manus: Man Of War hit shelves today, and we’ve got three Blu-rays to give away! The movie is a fact-based look at one of Norway’s greatest war heroes, Max Manus. His energy and patriotic verve were immense, and his skill/luck at escaping Nazi capture made him a wanted man and a legend. The movie is fantastic and blends strong character work with intense gun battles and scenes of sabotage. I’m recommending it as a BUY in this week’s DVD column, but if you have a Blu-ray player there’s a chance you can get a copy for free. How can you win? Simple… just as Max’s exploits earned him his own subtitle (Man of War), so should yours. So tell us in the comments below what name you would go by if you were in fact a legendary resistance fighter.
As always the contest is open to US residents only ages 18 and up. Be sure the email address associated with your comment is correct as that’s how we’ll notify the winner. Contest ends July 3rd! Good luck!
The official synopsis and trailer are below.
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).“