The 12th Man


The Main 1 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 6:50 PM
Uptown Theatre Wed, Apr 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Den 12. mann
Programs:Midnight Sun
Historical Drama
True Story
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:135 min
Print Source:IFC
Director:Harald Zwart
Producer:Aage Aaberge
Cinematographer:Geir Hartley Andreassen
Screenwriter:Petter Skavlan
Editor:Jens Christian Fodstad
Composer:Christophe Beck
Principal Cast:Thomas Gullestad
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Marie Blokhus
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
Vegar Hoel
Filmography:The Pink Panther 2 ('09)
The Karate Kid ('10)


1943 Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Twelve Norwegian resistance fighters on a mission to sabotage German ships and outposts are betrayed by a countryman and attacked by a German minesweeper. Eleven of the men are captured, tortured and killed. Only the twelfth man gets away—his name: Jan Baalsrud. With the Gestapo on his heels, Jan escapes into the merciless winter, not realizing that his determination to survive will turn him into a symbol for the Norwegian resistance, a symbol that people are willing to die for.

Director Harald Zwart’s exciting, true-life epic is the movie that he has wanted to make his entire life. He says, “The current generation is only maybe one or two generations removed from the war, but they have no idea how much our forefathers sacrificed in order for us to live under the freedom we can all enjoy today.”

Director Biography

Born in Holland and raised in Norway, Harald Zwart received his formal training at the renowned Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam. Harald moved from Oslo to Los Angeles, and became the first Norwegian director to be accepted into The Director’s Guild of America. Zwart has won numerous awards for his commercial work and has established himself in Hollywood, directing One Night at McCool's ('01), The Karate Kid ('10), and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones ('13). He returns to Norway to make The 12th Man, his first period piece.