I thought Playboy founder Hugh Hefner might at age 83 be the oldest guest at TIFF. Wrong. That distinction surely belongs to Gunnar Sonsteby, a hale and hearty 91. He made the trip from his native Norway along with the directors and producers of Max Manus, the most successful Norwegian film in history, seen by one in every four Norwegians.
Sonsteby, the country's most decorated war hero, was chief of sabotage operations for the underground resistance and supervised Manus, a daring agent trained in part in Canada, who led several successful missions against targets in Nazi-occupied Norway.
The film gets its TIFF premiere Friday night.
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