Signature Entertainment have three quality World War II films out this month including the excellent The Auschwitz Escape.
Betrayed, a powerful Norwegian set film, out now on digital platforms & DVD, The 12th Man, brilliant survival story and a significant hit, this is out now on Amazon Prime Video to stream for free & The Auschwitz Escape, the tense Slovak entry for Best International Feature Film at the Oscars is out now on digital, and on DVD from May 24.
Based on True Events. The Nazi agenda knew no borders. As the war spread into Europe, Hitler’s control became ever more clear. In November of 1942 hundreds of Jewish citizens in Norway were taken from their homes. Men, women and children forced on to a ship… a ship headed for Oslo, with the final destination set to be where the industrialisation of human suffering became a horrifying reality – Auschwitz. Follow one family’s struggle as the life they knew and loved is ripped from them by the tides of war.
Signature Entertainment presents Betrayed on Digital Platforms & DVD 10th May
The 12th Man
Based on the legendary true story of Jan Baalsrud, The 12th Man tells one of the wildest and most unfathomable survival stories of World War II. Boasting a powerful performance from Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who learnt German specifically for the role of SS Officer Kurt Stage, the film follows twelve Norwegian resistance fighters who crossed the North Sea to fight the Nazis occupying their homeland. Eleven of the men are captured, tortured and killed. Only the twelfth escapes…
The twelfth man Jan Baalsrud quickly flees into the merciless Norwegian winter with a bleeding gunshot wound and an SS Officer hot on his heels. His determination and will to survive will turn him into a symbol for the Norwegian resistance – a symbol people are willing to die for.
Signature Entertainment presents The 12th Man on Amazon Prime Video 14th May
The Auschwitz Escape
Slovakia’s Oscar submission for best international film tells the true story of two Auschwitz prisoners who escaped hell and provided a rare first-hand and shocking report of genocide at the camp. After meticulous planning and with the help and resilience of their fellow prisoners, they manage to escape. While the inmates they had left behind courageously stand their ground against the Nazi camp officers, the two men are driven to survive by the hope that their evidence could save lives. Emaciated and hurt, they make their way through the rugged mountains back to Slovakia ready to share their horrific report to the United States Red Cross. Gripping and harrowing at every turn, The Auschwitz Escape honours the power of truth in a world that might not be ready to hear it.
Signature Entertainment presents The Auschwitz Escape on Digital Platforms 14th May & DVD 24th May