WHO’S IN IT?
Thomas Gullestad (Tomme Tønner), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point), Marie Blokhus (Chasing The Wind), Mads Sjøgård Pettersen (Eddie the Eagle), Kim Jøran Olsen (Inkognitiv), Julia Bache-Wiig (A Somewhat Gentle Man), Vegar Hoel (Jaget), Martin Kiefer (Picco), Trond Peter Stamsø Munch (Wayfarers), Maria Grazia Di Meo (The Rules for Everything), Eirik Risholm Velle (film debut), Torgny Gerhard Aanderaa (Norwegian Ninja), Alexander Zwart (Dynasti), Ole Victor Corral (film debut), Håkon Smeby (22 July), Axel Barø Aasen (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid), director, producer; Alex Boe (film debut), writer; Aage Aaberge (Kon-Tiki), Espen Horn (Long Flat Balls) and Veslemøy Ruud Zwart (Women in White), producers; Christophe Beck (Frozen), composer; Geir Hartly Andreassen (Max Manus: Man of War), cinematographer; Jens Christian Fodstad (Blind), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1943 Norway, after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo, led by Captain Kurt Stage (Rhys-Meyers). As Baalsrud makes his way across the harsh, bitterly frozen wilderness of Scandinavia, he is forced to take extreme action if he is to survive…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
An inspiring true wartime story of one man’s desperate escape from the Nazis, this Norwegian thriller is a captivating – if rather chilly – start to the New Year.