First Trailer for 'Against the Ice' About a 1909 Expedition to Greenland
by Alex Billington
January 13, 2022
"What do you think really happened to the Denmark expedition?" Netflix has revealed the first trailer for an epic historical expedition thriller titled Against the Ice, which is produced by, co-written by + starring Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. In 1909, two explorers fight to survive after they are left behind while on a Denmark expedition in ice-covered Greenland. Their goal was to find proof that Greenland is one big island, not broke into two. But after they succeed on this part of their journey, they return to find their ship crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned. Now they must stave off every last hardship to survive. "Against the Ice is a true story of friendship, love and the awe-inspiring power of companionship." Based on a true story, of course! Coster-Waldau stars as Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen; he's joined by Joe Cole, Charles Dance, Heida Reed, Ed Speleers, Diarmaid Murtagh, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, and Sam Redford. "They say there's truth in every dream." Damn this looks intense! Those cold climates are so harsh & brutal.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Peter Flinth's Against the Ice, direct from YouTube:
Back in 1909, Denmark's Arctic Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) was attempting to disprove the United States' claim to Northeast Greenland. This old claim was based on the assumption that Greenland was broken up into two different pieces of land. Leaving his crew behind with the ship, Mikkelsen embarks on a journey across the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen (Joe Cole). 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. Hoping to be rescued, they now must fight to stay alive. As the days grow longer, their mental hold on reality starts to fade, breeding mistrust and paranoia, a dangerous cocktail in their fight for survival. Against the Ice is directed by Danish filmmaker Peter Flinth, of the films The Other Side, Olsen Banden Junior, Der Fakir, Arn 1 & 2, Nobel's Last Will, Beatles, and Below Zero previously. The screenplay is by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Derrick, adapted from the novel by Ejnar Mikkelsen. It's produced by Coster-Waldau & Baltasar Kormákur. Netflix will debut Against the Ice streaming on Netflix starting March 2nd, 2022 coming soon. Who's in?
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