Norwegian occupation drama THE 12TH MAN sells around the world

TrustNordisk has sold the Norwegian World War II drama The 12th Man to major territories around the world.

Based on a true story, The 12th Man follows Norwegian resistance hero Jan Baalsrud, who was trained by the British to fight Nazis.

The 12th Man was released in Norway back in December, and has so far sold 600,000 tickets. Norwegians have a long history of admiring films about the World War II occupation, recent successes being The King’s Choice and Max Manus: Man of War.

TrustNordisk has closed deals for the film for Latin America (California Filmes, Global Media Distribution) and Spain (Twelve Oaks Pictures). It previously sold to film to Germany and all German-speaking territories (Constantin Film), North America (IFC Films), China (HGC Entertainment), Korea (Atnine Film), the Baltics (Estin Film), the former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Groupicon), Turkey (Sinema TV), the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Cinemart) and Italy (Videa CDE).


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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.