In a time of war, the greatest challenge is just staying alive. Into the White follows the story of five soldiers—three German, two British—whose planes were shot down over a remote stretch of the harsh Norwegian north. Inspired by real events, this World War II biopic explores how politics and nationalism can be swept aside in the name of survival.
The Germans (David Cross, Stig Henrik Hoff, and Florian Lukas) crash land first and quickly set up camp in an abandoned hunting cabin they find nearby. It isn’t long before the British crew (Rupert Grint, Lachlan Nieboer) stumble upon the cabin and are taken as prisoners of war. However, the roles of captor and captive aren’t so clear cut. As tensions fly, the five men realize that the only way to survive is to set aside their differences and work together. Thus begins an uneasy truce to last through the winter and return to the war. But as time passes, each of them comes to see their enemies in a new light.
Written by Ole Meldgaard, Petter Næss, and Dave Mango, and directed by Petter Næss, Into the White was released into limited theaters on April 12, 2013. This Magnolia Pictures drama is rated R for language.