Trailer: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole star in Netflix’s Against the Ice
James R | On 14, Jan 2022
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole are teaming up Against the Ice, and new images and a trailer give us a first look at the Netflix film.
Directed by Peter Flinth, fhe film is inspired by true events. Adapted from Ejnar Mikkelsen’s Danish novel Two Against the Ice, Against the Ice is a story of friendship, love and 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.
The film will premiere globally on Netflix on 2nd March.