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by Peter Flinth


In 1909, Denmark's Alabama Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen was attempting to disprove the United States' claim to North Eastern Greenland, a claim that was rooted in the idea that Greenland was broken up into two different pieces of land. Leaving their crew behind with the ship, Mikkelsen sleds across the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen. The two men succeed in finding the proof that Greenland is one island, but returning to the ship takes longer and is much harder than expected. Battling extreme hunger, fatigue and a polar bear attack, they finally arrive to find their ship crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned.

international title: Against the Ice
original title: Against the Ice
country: Iceland, United States, Denmark
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Peter Flinth
screenplay: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Derrick, Ejnar Mikkelsen
cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Heida Reed, Charles Dance
cinematography by: Torben Forsberg
film editing: Morten Højbjerg
art director: Atli Geir Grétarsson
costumes designer: Margrét Einarsdóttir
music: Volker Bertelmann, Baltasar Kormákur
producer: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
production: RVK Studios, Ill Kippers Productions (US)
distributor: Netflix

Photogallery 15/02/2022: Berlinale 2022 - Against the Ice

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Peter Flinth, Joe Cole, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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