• Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

“Against the Ice” is a 2022 survival thriller film directed by and starring and . The movie follows two explorers, Lieutenant Ejnar Mikkelsen and Lieutenant Peter Freuchen, who attempt to traverse the treacherous ice sheet of Greenland on a sled during the winter of 1907-1908.

The film is based on a true story and is an adaptation of the Danish novel “Two Against the Ice” by Ejnar Mikkelsen. It received mixed reviews from critics for its slow pace and lack of tension, as well as the limited character development of the two lead actors.

“Against the Ice” was praised for its stunning cinematography, which captures the harsh beauty and isolation of the Arctic landscape. The film's historical accuracy and attention to detail in depicting the challenges and dangers of the expedition were also noted.

“Against the Ice” is a visually impressive and historically significant film that offers a glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of early Arctic exploration. However, its slow pace and lack of emotional depth may make it less appealing to audiences looking for more action-packed or character-driven films.

Directed by
Screenplay by
Based on Two Against the Ice
by Ejnar Mikkelsen
Produced by Baltasar Kormákur
Cinematography Torben Forsberg
Edited by Morten Højbjerg
Music by Volker Bertelmann
  • RVK Studios
  • Ill Kippers Productions
Distributed by Netflix
Release dates
  • February 15, 2022 (Berlinale)
  • March 2, 2022 (Netflix)
  • Iceland
  • Denmark
Language English

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