Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ni Liv (1957)

Academy Awards, USA 1958

Best Foreign Language Film

Louis de Rochemont Associates
Directed by Arne Skouen
My rating: 3 stars out of 4

A Norwegian resistance fighter participates in an operation against a Nazi boat. When it goes wrong, he goes on the run across a frigid, snowy Norwegian landscape with the Nazis in pursuit. He gets plenty of help from locals who are willing to risk their lives to get him to safety in neutral Sweden. The final leg turns out to be the hardest when he has to spend weeks lying in a snow bank waiting for help. Incredible location shooting is a highlight of this Norwegian film: you can almost feel the cold and snow.

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