A new adventure drama film based on a true story is heading to Netflix soon. “Against the Ice”, which arrives on March 2nd, is set in 1909 during Denmark’s Arctic Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Mikkelsen and his team are 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 number of other events they end up stuck. Hoping to be rescued, they now must fight to stay alive but 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 is described as ‘a true story of friendship, love and the awe-inspiring power of companionship’ and you can see the trailer below.