It was a happy and proud Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who showed up at the Dagmar cinema on Sunday night ahead of the premiere of the Netflix film ‘Against The Ice’, which he co-wrote with Joe Derrick and plays the lead role in.
– It has been a long process. I read the book seven years ago, and then I developed the script, and then I finally got it funded. It’s really been the long cool move, so I’m really happy to be able to stand here tonight, he said.
The film, which is based on Ejnar Mikkelsen’s memoir ‘Dangerous two-man journey’, is based on the true story of how Ejnar Mikkelsen and ski machinist Iver Iversen were forced to spend the winter alone in Greenland for two years before being rescued by Norwegian whalers.
– There were days that were reasonably hectic in relation to the weather and temperatures, he says and continues:
– The most challenging was the logistics, because we were filming on a glacier, and 150 men had to be transported up and down on this glacier. In Greenland it was 28 degrees frost, so it was a big challenge to get hot food to the location, as it took two hours to drive there on a snowmobile. It was such a little weak-minded thing that could be hugely troublesome, but also very important for one to make it all work.
– Covid has really been a gift for us because we filmed in Iceland, which is a tourist hell normally, and suddenly there were no people. We had it all to ourselves, and the same was true in Greenland, says the actress, who brought her mother, wife Nukâka Coster-Waldau, her aunt and the couple’s children to the star-studded premiere.