Max Manus: DVD Review
Max Manus - Man of War
Released in the cinemas as simply Max Manus, this is the tale of one
man's life in the resistance and his battle to conquer his own inner demons.
Having fought the Soviets in Finland, Manus (played by
Norwegian Aksel Hennie) finds himself back in Norway just as the German
occupation is underway.
Joining the growing
resistance movement, he quickly manages to garner himself a reputation as a
rebel fighting against censorship and spreading propaganda.
He then joins an elite squad who try to free the world from the Nazis
and pretty soon, Manus is ensconced in a battle which has extremely high
Max Manus is a film of boys own
war and to a degree, derring do. It's unflinching in its gritty portrayal of the
Norwegian fight against the Nazis - and scenes of street side gun battles are
bloody, violent and bleak.
There's a palpable
sense of dread as Manus and his team take on saboteur missions - because of
their initial lack of training and degrees of incompetence, you're never quite
sure whether they'll survive or not.
real emotional end too - and one which may shock you a little more than you had