Against The Ice is a historical survival film, starring Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peaky Blinder’s Joe Cole. It is based on a true story. It is set in 1909, Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is leading Denmark’s Alabama Expedition. The team wants to disprove the US allegation that Greenland is divided into two islands and put an end to their claim to North-Eastern Greenland. Abandoning his ship, Mikkelsen treks across the ice with his young, inexperienced crew member Iver Iverson (Joe Cole). Despite discovering confirmation that Greenland is a single island, returning to the ship proves to be far more difficult than anticipated. They arrive to discover their ship destroyed in the ice.
The movie deals with their fight to survive in extreme paranoia, hunger, and mental state.
“Against The Ice is an intense exploration of two men, two opposites, trapped in an epic dangerous setting,” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau said while speaking with Deadline.
Against the Ice Release Date
The movie is scheduled to premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2022. It then has its worldwide release on Netflix on March 2, 2022, as mentioned on IMDb.
Against the Ice Trailer
The trailer introduces us to Charles Dance’s character, Neegard, as his dialogue keeps us on the edge of our seats, that if or not do our main characters win their battle to stay alive.
Against the Ice Cast and Director
The movie marks the reunion of the Game of Thrones stars Charles and Waldau, the Lannister father and son. Along with Joe Cole, the star cast also includes Icelandic actor Heida Reed as Naja, who is previously seen in the BBC drama Poldark as Elizabeth Warleggan. We also see Ed Speelers playing Bessel, Sam Redford as Laub, Gísli Örn Garðarsson as Jörgensen, Frankie Wilson as Unger, Þorsteinn Bachmann as Amdrup, Diarmaid Murtagh as Poulsen and Nick Jameson as Holm.
Peter Flint, who directed Beatles in 2014, “Nobel’s Last Will” in 2012, and a slew of other Danish feature films, is behind Against the Ice. Intriguingly, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau not only acts in the picture, but he also contributed to the screenplay, co-writing it with writer Joe Derrick. Coster-Waldau previously co-wrote and starred in the 1998 film Wildside, in which he also co-wrote and co-starred with Mads Mikkelsen.