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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...

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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 Ole Victor Corral ... Magnus Johan Kvalvik
Kim Jøran Olsen ... Nils 'Nigo' Nilsen
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True World War II story about Jan Baalsruds, 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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Norway

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English | Norwegian | German | Saami

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4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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12-й человек See more »

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Lyngen, Troms, Norway See more »

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Jonathan Rhys Myers doesn't speak German at all and had to learn his lines in just two months. See more »

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Remake of Nine Lives (1957) See more »

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Different but good war story based on true events.
10 August 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

The 12th man is based on a true story so that alone makes it even more interesting. I read from another reviewer that it didn't exactly happened like this, who knows, with lesser Germans searching for him, but does it realy matters? Jan Baalsrud still remains a hero as you see the battle he fought to reach the neutral country Sweden and that in harsh winter conditions. And like he said and wanted, the true heroes were the ones that helped him. Like all people from the Resistance in any country those people deserve being called heroes as they fought underground risking their life almost everyday. The movie is very well made, with alot of gripping moments full of suspense, and great cinematography of the wintery landscapes. Jan Baalsrud played brilliantly by Thomas Gullestad, is a character you can only feel sympathy for. Nice job as well from Jonathan Rhys Meyers playing the Nazi officer Kurt Stage. A movie with a good story, with a good cast, and based on true events, what else do you want?


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