The 12th Man

Synopsis: They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away...
135 min


This is London.

On days like these,

many in Norway may wonder

what the mood must be like

in England.

Are our nerves holding up,

or are we becoming discouraged?

Allow me to reply

with full conviction:

Our nerves are fine!

Our morale is far from weakened.

It is becoming stronger

with every passing day.

Sigurd, come here!


On your knees!

Get down on your knees!

They haven't seen you yet.

Make sure this wasn't all in vain.

I'll only ask you once,

and I advise you to answer:

What is your mission?

What is that?

- I don't know.

- You don't know?

Hey, there's a man over there!

He's getting away!

After him! Hurry!

Come on!


Over there.

He's gone.

Over there!


The water can't be more

than zero degrees.

He won't last long.

It's actually colder

than zero degrees, Colonel.

How so?

Because it's saltwater.


Can you... help me?


I'm not dangerous.

I just need to get warm.

Then I'll leave.

If they come here,

tell them I forced you.

That I threatened to kill you.

They're looking for someone

on Rebbenesy.


But the girls picked you up

on Vrya.


So you swam

from Rebbenesy to Vrya?


What happened to you?

I got shot.

It's okay.

I hardly feel anything.

Because you're frozen stiff.

Let me get you

some dry clothes and boots.

And wool underwear.

And socks.

No, he's my son!


What's the quickest way

to Troms?


He's Norwegian.

It's getting hard

to keep our spirits up.

Come here!

We have this gentleman

to thank.

What's your name?

- Srensen.

- Srensen?


This is good.

Situation descriptions.

But part of it appears illegible.

"Festung Norwegen."

Not much "Norwegen" left.

- Eleven?

- Yes.

There are supposed to be twelve.

Where is the twelfth man?

The twelfth man?

We chased him into the fjord.

He never resurfaced.

I see.

And where is his body?

Like I said,

he never resurfaced.

How long did you wait?


The water was below freezing.

And the ocean there,

you know...

It is deep and wide.

And he was injured.

He was bleeding.

And still you failed to catch him?

Why are you here,


What are your ambitions?

Have you seen this?

Ambition is rewarded.

In my entire career

I have never lost anyone.

Search every house in the area.

Focus on people

with medical knowledge.



Herr Sturmbannfhrer.

I cannot emphasize it enough.

The man is dead.

And I'm telling you,

until we find his body,

he's alive.

No one's ever swum that strait,

even in summertime.

- Troms is swarming with Germans.

- I still have to go there.

You trying to save the others?

The ones you came with?

Yes. And some

who haven't been caught yet.

Are we close?

We're almost there.

What will happen to us?

- They'll only send us to a camp, right?

- Don't worry about it.

It's impossible

not to worry about...

Shut up!

That doesn't help.


It's okay to be afraid.

And now

it's your turn.

No! He hasn't done anything!

Leave the boy alone!



Right over there.

Thank you.

All for Norway.

All for Norway.

You startled me!


- I heard your husband could...

- No, he isn't here now.


Wait, let me look

at that foot of yours.


That's the best I can do.

You need a doctor.

I have more urgent matters.

If you get gangrene,

nothing is more urgent.

If you see it turning red here,

get to a hospital.

Or you won't have many days left.

Where are you headed?

I have to get to Troms.

I thought I'd cross over here.

No, don't go that way.

Go to the Hansens at Karanes.

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