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Nine Lives ()

Ni liv (original title)
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During World War II, nine members of the Norwegian Resistance trapped into a deadly Nazi ambush. Only one escapes on foot, and a fierce hunt through the ice desert has begun.

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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 ...
Stenografen
Lillebil Nordrum ...
Sykepleiersken
Erik Melbye Brekke ...
En tysk soldat
Mette Møller ...
Danserinnen
Lars Andreas Larssen ...
Amund, kjelketrekker (as Lars Larsen)
Wilfred Breistrand ...
Kjelketrekker
Johs. Løken ...
Kjelketrekker
Harald Trangsrud ...
Kjelketrekker
Erling Wicklund ...
Henriks sønn

Directed by

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Arne Skouen

Written by

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David Howarth ... (book "We Die Alone")
 
James L. Shute ... (translation) (uncredited)
 
Arne Skouen ... ()

Produced by

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Arne Skouen ... producer

Music by

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Gunnar Sønstevold

Cinematography by

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Ragnar Sørensen

Film Editing by

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Bjørn Breigutu

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Andrzej Kiwala ... color grader (restoration)

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H.C. Hansen

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Chr. Erichsen ... makeup artist

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Olav Eide ... production manager

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Anita Ellingsen ... props

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Dagfin Akselsen ... sound

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Olav Kyrre Grepp ... assistant camera (as Kyrre Grepp)
Frank Menskau ... electrician

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Jan Baalsrud ... consultant
Lise Grepp ... continuity
Olav Storm Iversen ... continuity
Odd Rohde ... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Nine Lives (United States)
  • Le rescapé (France)
  • Kilenc élet (Hungary)
  • Nueve vidas (Argentina)
  • Przez sniezna pustynie (Poland)
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  • 96 min
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Trivia In 1991 Norwegian television-viewers voted this the best Norwegian movie ever made. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into - og musikken var ved Maj og Gunnar Sønstevold (1978). See more »

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