‘The Battle of Narvik’ Gets Release-Date Confirmed

Courtesy of Nordisk Film

Nordisk Film war-film about the Nazi-occupied Narvik and the battle of it, has got their release date confirmed after being pushed forward due to the Corona-pandemic. 

The producer is happy with the confirmed release date for the film, according to a press release. Mackans Film has written about the film before.

After the film has been exposed several times, it is very good to have landed what we consider the best time to show the film on the big screen. We have chosen to stick to our original premiere date, so the film will be seen from Christmas Day, says producer Aage Aaberge.

The film has pushed back and forth during the pandemic and the filmmakers are very happy to show the film to the audience. Aaberge says it’s important to show Norweigan part of Europe’s history when there’s a war raging in Ukraine after Russia’s invasion.

Although it was easy to argue for the film’s relevance in relation to the outbreak of war in Ukraine, we considered it inappropriate to launch a film from our own war history at a time when Europe had just been traumatized by a new war, explains Aaberge, who adds that he is looking forward to the film finally meeting its audience.

The film’s plot

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April 1940. The dawning war in Europe seems distant to the Norwegians, but the eyes of the world are already on Narvik who ships out the iron ore Hitler depends on to keep the German war machinery going. On the night of April 9, Norway’s neutrality is violated and German soldiers go ashore. The city commander surrenders Narvik without a fight, but not everyone is willing to lay down their arms. A company of 200 Norwegian soldiers bluffs out of the city and takes up the fight. Among the soldiers, we find the young corporal Gunnar Tofte, who gets his baptism of fire in the battle against the professional, German alpine hunters in the mountains. In Narvik, the Royal Hotel, where his wife Ingrid Tofte works as a maid and interpreter, will be the Germans’ new headquarters. From the trench, it is easy to know who is a friend and who is an enemy. From the civilian point of view, the picture is more complicated.  

In the roles: Carl Martin Eggesbø, Kristine Hartgen, Stig Henrik Hoff, Kari Bremnes, Emil Johnsen, Mathilde Cuhra, Henrik Mestad, Torfinn Nag, Holger Handtke, Christoph Bach, Billy Campbell and others. Nordisk Film has prior to this feature produced Kon-Tiki, 12th Man, and The Tunnel. The film is directed by Erik Skjoldbjær.

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The Battle for Narvik will premiere on December 25, 2022.

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