Cross of Honour

Cross of Honour

Petter Naess (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Harry Potter's Ron Weasley, Rupert Grint, is the only real "name" actor in this decent Scandinavia-set war film. The action begins with two planes shooting each other down over Norway in 1940. Three Germans survive, as do two Brits, and all five are forced to set their differences aside when they find themselves sharing the same hunter's cabin, which provides the only shelter from the harsh Norwegian winter. The film is long on words, a little light on action and occasionally succumbs to corn and cliché. Ploughing much the same camaraderie-through-crisis furrow as Hell in the Pacific and Enemy Mine, this is clearly breaking no new ground. But it does what it does with some skill and likeability.


Two opposing teams of pilots band together in the name of survival, and discover that their similarities are stronger than their differences in this thought provoking war drama from Norway. As fighting rages during World War II, German and English aces engage in a heated dogfight in the Norwegian sky.

Cast & Crew

Horst Schopis Florian Lukas
Robert Smith Rupert Grint
Josef Schwartz David Kross
Wolfgang Strunk Stig Henrik Hoff
Charles P Davenport Lachlan Nieboer
Director Petter Naess
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Other Information

Language: English, German, Norwegian +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: MetrodomeAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 28 Sep 2012