Against the ice is a historical drama film. It solely belongs to the survival film genre and is based on a true story. The movie has also premiered at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival which took place on 15th February 2022. The film is now available to watch on Netflix. It made its first appearance on the 2nd of March 2022.
Though it’s not been a really long time since the release, it has scored an average rating of 7.0. Along with the positive responses, it received critical responses as well.
Who was Ejnar Mikkelsen?
Back in the year 1909, an expedition takes place which is led by Captain EjnarMikkelsen. Ejnar is a polar explorer and is widely popular for his Greenland expeditions.
During this expedition, he was trying to make a subtle attempt to prove the United State’s claim to Northeastern Greenland as void. It is believed that Greenland was broken up into two pieces now. Ejnar left behind his crew in the ship and he sled across the ice with just one member, Iver Iverson. Now here’s the story, Iver was the inexperienced one.
What is the Story About?
The story is about two explorers who fight to survive when left alone on an expedition to Greenland.
Set in the Arctic, we see a man sledding back to save himself and when he reaches his shipmates we get to know that he is Jorgensen. He’s covered with frostbites and the weather is very harsh outside but he is able to make his way back. But that’s just the start of the dangers on their path.
Ejnar is the captain of this expedition and he is hell-bent on finding a Cairn from the former Danish expedition. Now, this Danish expedition has proof that an island strip is legally under Denmark and not the United States. But the United States wishes to grab on this opportunity and seize the land under the claim that it does not belong to anybody.
Is it Based on a True Story?
Definitely. Yes, it is. And the movie here sugarcoats nothing. It gives you a very clear view of how ruthlessly the dogs are treated here, especially when they are of no use.
The journey of the expedition is broken up into several sections and highlights some major incidents which are truly a dance with the troubles. The restricted supplies to the heart-wrenching sliding accidents
Where Can You Watch This Movie?
This movie is exclusively available on Netflix. It was released on the 2nd of March 2022. This movie has an approximate running of an hour and forty-two minutes. Presently it’s only available in English.
The IMDb rating for this movie is 7.8/10. It’s an amazing story of survival and how they fought against the United States who claimed that a part of Greenland belonged to them, just because the place lacked ownership.