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36 Ratings

12th Man

Den 12. mann

Directed by Harald Zwart
Norway, 2017
War

Synopsis

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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12th Man Directed by Harald Zwart

Awards & Festivals

Amanda Awards (Norway)

2018 | Nominee: Best Art Direction/Scenography

2018 | 3 wins including: Best Visual Effects

What are people saying?

  • Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film 12th Man

    Although competent in terms of storytelling, the most impressive aspect of the film was its visual impact, with some severe scenes causing discomfort. But it’s also a jolt when we think that these occurrences actually happened.

  • LibertyCapz's rating of the film 12th Man

    Even though it has it's problems, (some of the cut-and-paste-straight-from-Jan-Baalsruds-Wikipedia-page-like dialogue being a big one) I still found this film to be surprisingly competent, and highly entertaining. Thomas "Fingern" Gullestad's performance was also pretty decent in my opinion. Norwegian cinema still has a long way to go to reach international standards, but we're on our way! (or at least we're trying)

  • Thomas's rating of the film 12th Man

    Excellently filmed account of a truly remarkable survival story. It is a grueling watch, drawing you right into the harsh landscapes and making you feel the brutal resilience he has to battle through. The scenes with the various families and individuals who help him along the way are touching, contrasting well with the scenes focused on the Nazi's pursuit. Luckily it avoids slipping into sentimentality. Recommended.

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