History Film / MaxManus

2nd Jul '15 7:54:51 AM JoelTheB
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* RealityEnsues - there are several scenes which fans of action films would expect to turn out differently than they do. [[spoiler: For example, when Max Manus jumps ''through'' a closed window, several stories over a cobblestone street, he is heavily injured both by the cuts and the impact with the ground, and ends up bedridden in a hospital. There is also a scene where two of his comrades meet with an alleged Nazi informant in a cafe, only to realize they've walked into a setup and that they are surrounded by heavily armed Nazis. Perhaps suprisingly to fans of Hollywood flicks, they ''don't'' miracoulously win the ensuing firefight.]]

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* RealityEnsues - there are several scenes which fans of action films would expect to turn out differently than they do. [[spoiler: For example, when Max Manus jumps ''through'' a closed window, several stories over a cobblestone street, he is heavily injured both by the cuts and the impact with the ground, and ends up bedridden in a hospital. There is also a scene where two of his comrades meet with an alleged Nazi informant in a cafe, only to realize they've walked into a setup and that they are surrounded by heavily armed Nazis. Perhaps suprisingly surprisingly to fans of Hollywood flicks, they ''don't'' miracoulously miraculously win the ensuing firefight.]]
28th Jan '15 3:32:16 PM MarkLungo
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A 2008 Norwegian film about the eponymous World War II resistance fighter Maximo "Max" Manus, who after a short deployment fighting Russians in Finland returns to Norway to find it occupied by the Germans, and ends up joining a British special forces unit to conduct commando missions around Norway. Notable as one of the highest-grossing Norwegian films ever, as well as sparking much domestic debate about the glorification of the resistance movement.

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A 2008 Norwegian film about the eponymous World War II UsefulNotes/WorldWarII resistance fighter Maximo "Max" Manus, who after a short deployment fighting Russians in Finland returns to Norway to find it occupied by the Germans, and ends up joining a British special forces unit to conduct commando missions around Norway. Notable as one of the highest-grossing Norwegian films ever, as well as sparking much domestic debate about the glorification of the resistance movement.
31st Aug '14 11:32:59 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* PresentDayPast: Tikken revealed herself to be quite into slang of TheNoughties at one point in the movie.
31st Aug '14 11:22:16 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* RuleOfCool: The movie made a point of making some scenes more action like than they actually were. The first BalconyEscape had Max hitting one of the police men before jumping. In RealLife, he just said "look", and pointed to a picture on the wall before jumping, having made them turn around for a moment.
** Max Manus lampshaded this himself in his memoirs (when describing his arrest): "If this had been a movie, I probably would have been a badass and tried shooting myself out of the mess. As it were, I just put down my gun and said: Hi, guys!"
20th Mar '14 6:52:56 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* UndergroundRailroad: The medics and nurses at Ullevaal hospital, where Max ended up after his first BalconyEscape. The medical staff nursed him back to health, and made sure he got out of Norway in one piece. TruthInTelevision: The medical staff at Ullevaal helped quite a few resistance people during the war.
9th Nov '13 2:38:14 PM scrooge20mcduck
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* Narm - the end of the hospital sequence. [[spoiler: Max Manus gets help from a nurse, who asks him to hit her so that the Germans won't think she was an accomplice. Max passionately kisses him out of the blue -- for then to pull back and, equally suddenly, punch her hard in the face. Cut to her standing in front of the Germans with a black eye.]] Audience members typically laugh here, but WordOfGod is that the sequence wasn't meant to be funny.
8th Aug '13 10:30:12 PM Safekeeper
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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller - "Tikken"'s first meeting with Max Manus.
7th Aug '13 9:49:02 AM Safekeeper
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* Narm - the end of the hospital sequence. [[spoiler: Max Manus gets help from a nurse, who asks him to hit her so that the Germans won't think she was an accomplice. Max passionately kisses him out of the blue -- for then to pull back and, equally suddenly, punch her hard in the face. Cut to her standing in front of the Germans with a black eye.]] WordOfGod is that it wasn't meant to be funny.

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* Narm - the end of the hospital sequence. [[spoiler: Max Manus gets help from a nurse, who asks him to hit her so that the Germans won't think she was an accomplice. Max passionately kisses him out of the blue -- for then to pull back and, equally suddenly, punch her hard in the face. Cut to her standing in front of the Germans with a black eye.]] Audience members typically laugh here, but WordOfGod is that it the sequence wasn't meant to be funny.
7th Aug '13 9:47:17 AM Safekeeper
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* RealityEnsues - there are several scenes which fans of action films would expect to turn out differently than they do -- most of the time, in the villains' favour. [[spoiler: For example, when Max Manus jumps ''through'' a closed window, several stories over a cobblestone street, he is heavily injured both by the cuts and the impact with the ground, and ends up bedridden in a hospital. There is also a scene where two of his comrades meet with an alleged Nazi informant in a cafe, only to realize they've walked into a setup and that they are surrounded by heavily armed Nazis. Perhaps suprisingly to fans of Hollywood flicks, they ''don't'' miracoulously win the ensuing firefight.]]

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* RealityEnsues - there are several scenes which fans of action films would expect to turn out differently than they do -- most of the time, in the villains' favour.do. [[spoiler: For example, when Max Manus jumps ''through'' a closed window, several stories over a cobblestone street, he is heavily injured both by the cuts and the impact with the ground, and ends up bedridden in a hospital. There is also a scene where two of his comrades meet with an alleged Nazi informant in a cafe, only to realize they've walked into a setup and that they are surrounded by heavily armed Nazis. Perhaps suprisingly to fans of Hollywood flicks, they ''don't'' miracoulously win the ensuing firefight.]]



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6th Aug '13 6:22:44 PM Safekeeper
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* BittersweetEnding - the film ends with the death of Hitler and the liberation of Europe. However, [[spoiler:Max Manus is pretty much a mental wreck at this point, having lost countless close friends and blaming himself for their deaths, and feeling obsolete and worthless without a war ("nothing is more pathetic than a soldier no one has a use for"). He's also [[DidNotGetTheGirl given up on ever getting Tikken to fall in love with him]]. Although he does end up marrying Tikken, the 'conclusion text' before the end credits reveal that he will [[ShellShockedVeteran struggle with depression and alcoholism for the rest of his life]].

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* BittersweetEnding - the film ends with the death of Hitler and the liberation of Europe. However, [[spoiler:Max [[spoiler: Max Manus is pretty much a mental wreck at this point, having lost countless close friends and blaming himself for their deaths, and feeling obsolete and worthless without a war ("nothing is more pathetic than a soldier no one has a use for"). He's also [[DidNotGetTheGirl given up on ever getting Tikken to fall in love with him]]. Although he does end up marrying Tikken, the 'conclusion text' before the end credits reveal that he will [[ShellShockedVeteran struggle with depression and alcoholism for the rest of his life]].]]
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