Magazine article Screen International

Harald Zwart Finds '12Th Man'

Magazine article Screen International

Harald Zwart Finds '12Th Man'

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Harald Zwart, director of The Mortal Instruments, will return to Norway to direct 12th Man (Den 12. Mann), a $7.7m World War II epic.

The film tells the true story of Norwegian hero Jan Baalsrud's legendary escape from Nazi-Germany's occupation forces; 12 resistance fighters crossed the North Sea to fight them, but he was the only one who found the way back.

Zwart's last film in Norway was Long Flat Balls II eight years ago.

Aage Aaberge produces for Nordisk Film Production. The film has received $1.8m from the Norwegian Film Institute in its latest funding decisions.

The NFI is also granting $724,000 each to Margret Bergheim's TRIO - The Hunt For St. Olavs Shrine, which is an action spinofffrom an NRK TV series produced by Nordic Stories; and Arne Lindtner Næ ss's Casper And Emma Go Hiking, the fifth installment in the childrens' franchise. …

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