“You’re not alone, okay?” Overgård (Mads Mikkelsen)
What a survival flick! Mads Mikkelsen was a wise choice of protagonist. We are dropped right in immediately. No backstory. A polar bear acts like a loaded gun.
Opening on Overgård digging in the snow, through the permafrost, to the ground. A god's eye view of a giant "SOS" is carved. An efficient encapsulation of the protagonist: Resourceful, determined, and his actions usually have a time limit. Here, how long before more snow destroys his efforts?
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