The 12th Man

The 12th Man
  • 2018
  • Norway
  • Directed by: Harald Zwart
  • Cast: Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
  • Language: English/Norwegian/German/Saami
  • UK release: 4 January 2018

Baalsrud (Gullestad) is a Norwegian Resistance fighter in WW2 who’s being chased by the Gestapo, led by ruthless Stage (Rhys Meyers). Old-fashioned but ultimately rousing drama of wartime heroics, focusing on those who helped Baalsrud and his gruelling ordeal to survive, with alarming medical detail, lush backdrops and strong work from Gullestad and Rhys Meyers.

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The 12th Man

31 Dec 20183 stars

Old-fashioned, ultimately rousing Norwegian wartime drama from Harald Zwart

The World War II heroics of Jan Baalsrud were previously depicted in Arne Skouen's Oscar-nominated Nine Lives back in 1957, a film Norwegians adore in much the same, sentimental way the British love The Great Escape. This new version salutes those who…

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