May 04, 2018 Release Date:
135 min Runtime:
The 12th Man retells the description of Jan Baalsrud, the sole survivor of a thwarted Allied sabotage mission nearby the Nazis in occupied Norway. Wounded, hunted, often near-death, his long but ultimately copious run away to Sweden was already dramatized onscreen in 1957s Ni Liv aka Nine Lives, an Oscar nominee considered one of the greatest Norwegian features ever made. (More recently it was also the subject of documentary miniseries In the Footsteps of Jan Baalsrud.)
One might not automatically set expectations quite therefore tall for a added description directed by Harald Zwart, whos scored some major hits both at residence (comedy Long Flat Balls and its sequel) and internationally (the Karate Kid remake) as nimbly as some abundantly mainstream duds (Pink Panther 2, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones). But 12th Man easily reps a personal best for the helmer, and is a occurring adventure by any ample. It opens in New York and Los Angeles this Friday via IFC Midnight a bit curiously, as this isnt that distributors comfortable satisfactory horror or added genre fare.
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