The 12th Man

The 12th Man

Dec. 25, 2017 135 Min.
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Director

Harald Zwart
Director

Cast

Thomas Gullestad isJan Baalsrud
Jan Baalsrud
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen isMarius Grønnvoll
Marius Grønnvoll
Maria Grazia Di Meo isAnna Pedersen
Anna Pedersen
Martin Kiefer isWalter Wenders
Walter Wenders
Marie Blokhus isGudrun Grønvoll
Gudrun Grønvoll
Anders Wang isGerman Soldier #3
German Soldier #3
Alexander Zwart isSjur Trovåg
Sjur Trovåg
J.I. Falck isPeder Isaksen
Peder Isaksen

Synopsis

They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away…

The 12th Man News

This breathtaking action adventure tells an incredible true-life story of heroism and a man’s unbreakable will to live. Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It’s a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months—and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive. With gut-punching realism and vivid psychological immediacy, director Harold Zwart pays tribute to one man’s extraordinary courage—and to the everyday heroes who helped him along the way.

About The 12th Man

Harrowing physical adventure “The 12th Man” retells the story of Jan Baalsrud, the sole survivor of a thwarted Allied sabotage mission against the Nazis in occupied Norway. Wounded, hunted, often near-death, his long but ultimately successful escape to Sweden was already dramatized onscreen in 1957’s “Ni Liv” aka “Nine Lives,” an Oscar nominee considered one of the greatest Norwegian features ever made. (More recently it was also the subject of documentary miniseries “In the Footsteps of Jan Baalsrud.”)

One might not automatically set expectations quite so high for a new version directed by Harald Zwart, who’s scored some major hits both at home (comedy “Long Flat Balls” and its sequel) and internationally (the “Karate Kid” remake) as well as some thoroughly mainstream duds (“Pink Panther 2,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”). But “12th Man” easily reps a personal best for the helmer, and is a stirring adventure by any standard. It opens in New York and Los Angeles this Friday via IFC Midnight — a bit curiously, as this isn’t that distributor’s usual horror or other genre fare.

The 12th Man
Original title Den 12. mann
TMDb Rating 9.2 votes

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