2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Against the Ice’

Against the Ice Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Against the Ice soundtrack includes music by The Columbia Quartette, Richard Crooks and Enrico Caruso. This info article contains spoilers for Peter Flinth’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Against the Ice stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ejnar Mikkelsen, a real-life Danish explorer who navigates Greenland in 1909. Joe Cole co-stars as Iver Iversen, a mechanic who volunteers for an extremely dangerous recovery/research mission. The storyline follows Ejnar and Iver as they attempt to disprove the United States’ claim to Northeast Greenland. Composer Volker Bertelmann (The Old Guard ) scored the 102-minute film, which includes several needle-drop tunes from the early 20th century. Here’s every song in Against the Ice, an adaptation of Mikkelsen’s 1957 autobiography, Two Against the Ice.

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Against the Ice Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

Against the Ice Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • “Joy to the World” by The Edison Concert Band (00:03:00): The Against the Ice soundtrack song plays during a Christmas Eve 1909 sequence. Unger (Frankie Wilson) hums along to the tune in North Eastern Greenland. A group of explorers pose for a photo and have dinner.
  • “E Lucevan Le Stelle  by Enrico Caruso (01:00:00): Iver plays a record. Ejnar chuckles and takes in the moment. He closes his eyes and thinks about Naja (Heida Reed).
  • “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” by TBA-Uncredited Song (01:10:00): Ejnar and Iver listen to a record. They discuss their second Christmas in the hut.
  • “Silent Night” by TBA-Uncredited Song (01:11:00): Ejnar and Iver continue their conversation on Christmas. The Against the Ice soundtrack song sets in as the characters have dinner.
  • “Moonbeams” by Richard Crooks (Tenor) and Orchestra (01:24:00): Ejnar plays a record. He hallucinates and sees Naja. Iver watches Ejnar dance by himself.

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The Against the Ice soundtrack also includes:

  • “Snow Time” by The Columbia Quartette
  • “I Never Knew” by The Orlando’s Society Orchestra
  • “Ding Dong Merrily on High” by The Columbia Quartette

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.