SKU 5277

NI LIV (1957) * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

Arne Skouen Writers: David Howarth (book), Arne Skouen Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland

The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsrud's amazing escape from the German Army from the coast of northern Norway and across the border to neutral Sweden. Jan Baalsrud was on a sabotage mission from England together with eleven other soldiers in the Winter of 1943. Coming ashore in a fishing boat, they are attacked by a German patrol boat. Jan Baalsrud is the only one who manages to escape and sets off towards Sweden through the deep snow and the steep mountains of Norway. The local communities he passes through help him despite the dangers of being arrested and executed. Jan Baalsrud, snow blind and having to cut off his toes because of frostbite, survives alone in the mountains for weeks. The locals are constantly trying to get him over to Sweden, but German patrols and Winter storms delay their departure.

DVD-R is in Norwegian with switchable English and Spanish subtitles.  Approx. 91 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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