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The 12th Man


North of the Arctic Circle, in freezing Troms, 1943. Twelve Norwegian resistance fighters in a fishing boat are attacked by a German minesweeper. One is killed, ten are captured, tortured and executed. Only the twelfth man gets away. Jan Baalsrud (25) is stuck on a snow-covered island surrounded by ice water with German soldiers chasing him. All he has to survive is his physical and mental strength – and an unbreakable chain of fearless Norwegians, willing to risk their lives for a fellow human being and freedom fighter.


Director: Harald Zwart
Screenwriter: Petter Skavlan
Producers: Aage Aaberge, Veslemøy Ruud Zwart, Espen Horn

Produced by: Nordisk Film in cooperation with Zwart Arbeid and Motion Blur.
Distribution: Nordisk Films Distribusjon/Trust Nordisk.
Norwegian premiere: December 2017