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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole fight for survival in Against the Ice – Launching March 2

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole fight for survival in Against the Ice  – Launching March 2

January 13, 2022 – Today, Netflix debuted the trailer and key art for Against the Ice, a Netflix feature film directed by Peter Flinth and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole. The film is inspired by true events and will launch globally on Netflix on March 2.

** Download First Look images here **  Credit: Lilja Jonsdottir/Netflix

** Download Key Art here **

Adapted from Ejnar Mikkelsen’s Danish novel ‘Two Against the Ice’, Against the Ice is a true story of friendship, love and the awe-inspiring power of companionship. 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 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. 


BASED ON: Two Against the Ice by Ejnar Mikkelsen

KEY CAST: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Heida Reed, Gísli Örn Gardarsson and Charles Dance

DIRECTOR: Peter Flinth

WRITTEN BY: Joe Derrick & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

PRODUCED BY: Baltasar Kormákur & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


EDITOR: Morten Højbjerg

SOUND DESIGNER: Kjartan Kjartansson

COMPOSER: Volker Bertelmann

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Atli Geir Grétarsson

COSTUME DESIGN: Margrét Einarsdóttir

Rebecka Källquist

Christina Haugaard Siim