The film is based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis’ bomber, a Heinkel 111 (1H+CT) is shot down near Grotli by an RAF Blackburn Skua (L2940) fighter, which then crash-lands. The surviving German and English crew members begin to shoot each other, but later find themselves huddled up in the same cabin. In order to survive the harsh winter in the Norwegian wilderness, they have to stand together. An unlikely, lifelong friendship blossoms. In 1974 the original L2940 was recovered from Breidalsvatnet lake near Grotli in Skjåk municipality. The original Heinkel wreck remains in the mountains at Grotli.In case you haven’t already watched it, check out Into the White trailer.