It could have been any war, where a country is occupied and people try to fight back. Via a corner of Nazi-aligned Finland, they raced across a frozen lake into neutral Sweden, just ahead of Nazi gunmen. The film, which is based on historical events, was adapted from the book Jan Baalsrud and Those Who Saved Him (2001), written by Tore Haug and Astrid Karlsen Scott.

The first time I stood as a member of the 12th Man, I was very aware that I was upholding a tradition that is unparalleled in sports. Then came an avalanche. [11], Morten Ståle Nilsen, in Verdens Gang, refers to The 12th Man as "a solid, but predictable film". Previously, he directed movies such as The Karate Kid (2010) and The Mortal Instruments (2013), so he’s tried his hand at several genres. I’ve seen people compare The 12th Man to The Revenant. In that sense, it really does feel strangely close. One is shot on the spot and 10 are captured. For The 12th Man, the lead role as Jan Baalsrud is portrayed by Thomas Gullestad, who lost 33 pounds for this role.

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[7], Thomas Gullestad went on a diet to play the lead role.

One was shot on site; 10 were captured, interrogated and tortured, and executed days later in Tromsø. Jan Baalsrud fled the Nazis in the most unforgiving conditions imaginable. Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 – Netflix Review. For the hope you will feel from beginning till the end. The next group of helpers who were supposed to come and continue his journey failed to locate the stone for nine days. He fell 300 feet down into the valley, destroying his skis and losing his poles and satchel. So if the current health crisis worries you; if you’re finding isolation claustrophobic; if store cupboard meals are dissatisfying; or if social distancing is lonely: may I suggest you watch The 12th Man? Thomas Gullestad stars as the protagonist Jan Baalsrud, who escapes from Germans in Rebbenesøya, via Lyngen Fjord and Manndalen, to neutral Sweden in the spring of 1943.

His eyelashes were frozen solid, he was snowblind from an avalanche, and nine of his toes were in advanced stages of gangrene.

To me, this only adds to the horror; This isn’t some Freddy or Jason villain, they are simply mortal human beings. I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. With wartime morale at its lowest point and his country in despair under Nazi occupation, Norwegian patriot Jan Baalsrud was one of a dozen Scottish-trained saboteurs sent home on a …
The 12th Man tells the dramatic story of Jan Baalsrud's escape from the Nazis during the Second World War. Hitchcock’s Rebecca was perfect – why did Netflix feel entitled to ‘update’ it? The hunter is a Nazi soldier, who prides himself on always catching “his man”.