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Nine Lives (1957)
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The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »

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Jack Fjeldstad ...
Jan Baalsrud
Henny Moan ...
Agnes
Alf Malland ...
Martin
Joachim Holst-Jensen ...
Bestefar
Lydia Opøien ...
Jordmoren
Edvard Drabløs ...
Skolelæreren
Sverre Hansen ...
Skomakeren
Rolf Søder ...
Sigurd Eskeland
Ottar Wicklund ...
Henrik
Olav Nordrå ...
Konrad
Alf Ramsøy ...
Ivar, kjelketrekker
Jens Bolling ...
Alfred, kjelketrekker
Per Bronken ...
Ole, kjelketrekker
Grete Nordrå ...
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Lillebil Nordrum ...
Sykepleiersken
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The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the neutral country Sweden. Jan Baalsrud is on a sabotage mission from England to Norway together with 11 other soldiers in the winter of 1943 in a fishing boat when they are attacked by a German patrolboat. Jan Baalsrud is the only one who manages to escape and sets off towards Sweden through the enormous amounts of snow and the steep mountains of Norway. The local communities where he passes through help him despite the danger of being arrested and killed. Jan Baalsrud, snowblind and having to cut off his toes because of frost-damage survives alone in the mountains for weeks. The locals are constantly trying to get him over to Sweden, but German patrols and the winter storms delay their departure. Written by Holger Lockertsen <holger@lockertsen.com>

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In 1991 Norwegian television-viewers voted this the best Norwegian movie ever made. See more »

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What I did ,I can swear ...
26 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

...no beast could have done it! (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Guillaumet's words ,in "les Camarades") This famous sentence was on my mind all along the movie, which I had never heard of before and which was a big surprise for me.Once again,thanks to my good IMDb pal,Oystein ,who provided me with one fine work from his native country.I will try and introduce it to my French cinebuffs friends cause it is virtually unfairly unknown over here.

A resistant fighter ,during WW2,stays in an hospital.He seems seriously wounded.He remembers :the film will consist of a very long flashback.

After all his companions have been killed or captured ,the hero begins a long odyssey to get to the Sweden border.Little by little,we realize that the enemy is no longer the Nazis who occupy his homeland :it's the white spaces,the frozen fjords ,the cold,the wolves ,a hostile nature .The film is so intense that we often "feel "the hero's sufferings.

Remarkable sequences:the hallucinations,the hero sees a woman ,then a neon reading "GRAND HOTEL" while he is lost in a white hell;all these humble people who risk their life for their compatriot,particularly the woman and her baby and the good old grandpa;the "resurrection " when Jan rose from the snow,like a Nordic Lazarus;the final rein deers stampede .

This is really a splendid effort from Norway.


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