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The 12th Man (2017)

Den 12. mann (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, History, Thriller | 4 May 2018 (USA)
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They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away...

Director:

Harald Zwart

Writer:

Petter Skavlan (as Alex Boe)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Gullestad ... Jan Baalsrud
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Kurt Stage
Marie Blokhus Marie Blokhus ... Gudrun Grønvoll
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ... Marius Grønvoll
Vegar Hoel ... Sigurd Eskeland
Håkon T. Nielsen ... Erik Reichelt
Eirik Risholm Velle Eirik Risholm Velle ... Per Blindheim
Daniel Frikstad Daniel Frikstad ... Gabriel Salvesen
Eric Dirnes Eric Dirnes ... Bjørn Norman Bolstad
Alexander Zwart Alexander Zwart ... Sjur Ludvigsen Trovåg
Torgny Gerhard Aanderaa Torgny Gerhard Aanderaa ... Sverre Odd Kverhellen
Håkon Smeby ... Harald Peter Ratvik
Axel Barø Aasen ... Frithjof Meyer Haugland
Ole Victor Corral ... Magnus Johan Kvalvik
Kim Jøran Olsen Kim Jøran Olsen ... Nils 'Nigo' Nilsen
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True World War II story about Jan Baalsrud, one of the 12 saboteurs sent in 1943 from England to the Nazi occupied Northern Norway. After their boat is sunk by the Germans, Jan goes on the run towards the neutral Sweden. However, the brutal weather conditions turn out to possibly be an even greater foe than the Nazi patrols.

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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During filming on location at Lyngseidet, two Italian skiing tourists were caught in a big avalanche in the mountain nearby the set. It was in the very same mountains and during the very same time of year that Jan Baalsrud made his long escape from the German occupiers. At the time of his escape, he was well aware of the dangers of avalanches and the risk he took in the same areas. See more »

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Referenced in La noche de...: La noche de... El duodécimo hombre (2019) See more »

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Wow. what a great story and great film, well told
1 July 2019 | by rickcorbishleySee all my reviews

This came up first in my Netflix list so I decided to have a look. I am so glad I did. This is one of the best films I've seen for ages. It is graphic, violent at times, harrowing, nail biting (in more ways than one), heart rending, heart warming; but overall inspiring.

It is very realistic and is well acted by everyone. The lead roles are excellent and very convincing. That it is a true story is mind blowing. I was absorbed in the film from the start and it just got better.

It is different than most war films I have seen, quite a low key production, but it tells this story in a way that takes you right into the conflict. You can't help but feel for the characters involved and marvel at their resilience and bravery. It will have you cringing and crying and watching mouth opened.

I was blown away by it. Very very highly recommended.

I can't believe I have not come across it before. I guess being Norwegian and subtitled it just staying the background of mainstream blockbusters, but for me it was a marvel.

I am so glad I watched it. It inspired me, moved me and educated me.

There was just one thing I wanted at the end, that was not to be, but that's real life I guess.


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Norway

Language:

Norwegian | German | English | Saami

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lyngen, Troms, Norway See more »

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