Directed by: Harald Zwart
Total Runtime: 135 min
Country of Origin: Norway
Winner, Best Visual Effects, Amanda Awards Norway; Official Selection, Phoenix Film Festival 2018
(Q&A with the filmmaker after screening)
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 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 Harald Zwart pays tribute to one man’s extraordinary courage—and to the everyday heroes who helped him along the way. Jonathan Rhys Meyers costars. In Norwegian and German with English subtitles.