Signature Entertainment has released a clip for World War II drama ‘The 12th Man’. Based on the legendary true story of Jan Baalsrud, the film tells one of the wildest and most unfathomable survival stories of World War II.
Set in Norway, 1943 – north of the Arctic Circle. Twelve Norwegian resistance fighters have crossed the North Sea to fight the Nazis who have occupied their homeland. But when they drop anchor in a desolate fjord, they are betrayed by a countryman and attacked by a German minesweeper. Eleven of the men are captured, tortured and killed. Only the twelfth escapes…
The twelfth man Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) quickly flees into the merciless Norwegian winter with a bleeding gunshot wound and an SS Officer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hot on his heels. His determination and will to survive will turn him into a symbol for the Norwegian resistance – a symbol people are willing to die for.
Directed by ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Harald Zwalt, Jonathan Rhys Meyers leads the cast in the role of SS Officer Kurt Stage (in which he learnt German for). The film also stars Thomas Gullestad.
The 12th Man is in cinemas & on digital HD 4 Jan, and DVD 7 Jan
You can also watch the full trailer for the film below