The 12th Man — Trailer

source:   www.ifcfilms.com

added: Mon, Apr 16th '18

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (from TV's "Vikings" and "Mission: Impossible III") plays a high-ranking Nazi officer tracking down an escaped Norwegian resistance fighter in the trailer for the WWII-era action thriller "The 12th Man."

Based on an incredible true story, the film casts Norwegian musician/actor Thomas Gullestad as Jan Baalsrud, a real-life Norwegian WWII hero who was famous for narrowly escaping the German army after becoming the sole survivor of a failed anti-Nazi resistance mission. While being hunted down by 50 Nazi soldiers, Baalsrud, who was badly injured and bleeding, managed to hide and slip away through the frozen wilderness of Northern Norway. Baalsrud ultimately was able to trek his way to safety, crossing over the border of Sweden, thanks to the help of numerous brave locals who fed and clothed him during his several-month ordeal.

The foreign action drama is directed by Norwegian-born filmmaker Harald Zwart, whose directing credits include the supernatural action thriller "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and the Jaden Smith-Jackie Chan remake "The Karate Kid."

"The 12th Man" will be released in theaters and on VOD May 4th. Watch the trailer, above.

synopsis:
This breathtaking action adventure tells an incredible true-life story of heroism and a man's unbreakable will to live. Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It's a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months -- and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive. With gut-punching realism and vivid psychological immediacy, director Harold Zwart pays tribute to one man's extraordinary courage -- and to the everyday heroes who helped him along the way.

 

directed by   Harald Zwart

starring   Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mads Sjogard Pettersen, Maria Grazia Di Meo

release date   May 4, 2018 (in theaters and on VOD)

 
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