NINE LIVES (Arne Skouen, 1957)

A “true” adventure recounting Norwegian Jan Baalsrud’s escape from German captors during World War II, Arne Skouen’s Ni Liv is beautifully framed by shots in a Swedish hospital corridor. The opening one shows Baalsrud’s assisted entry following an almost unimaginable ordeal during which he nearly froze to death. The closing shot shows Baalsrud, assisted by […]