IFC Midnight presents the brand new trailer and poster for THE 12th MAN, starring Thomas Gullestad and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and directed by Herald Zwart (THE KARATE KID (2010)). The film is based on the unbelievable true story of Jan Baalsrud’s flight from German Nazis to neutral Sweden and the strangers who helped him along the way. THE 12th MAN will be released on Friday, May 4th in New York and Los Angeles, as well as on Digital and On Demand platforms, with a national theatrical rollout to follow.
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. Jonathan Rhys Meyers costars.