When World War II erupts, two sailors on a Norwegian merchant ship face brutal conditions as they fight to survive a conflict they were never asked to join.
Also known as War Sailor (English literal title).
When World War II breaks out, Alfred, a working-class newly-wed father of three in Bergen, and his childhood friend are at work on a merchant ship in the middle of the Atlantic. Suddenly they find themselves on the front lines, fighting in civilian clothes, without weapons, as their ship is targeted by German submarines. At the same time, we follow Alfred’s wife and children back home in Bergen and their everyday lives during wartime.
- Pål Sverre Hagen … Sigbjørn
- Ine Marie Wilmann … Cecilia
- Henrikke Lund Olsen … Magdeli
- Armand Hannestad … William
- Leon Tobias Slettbakk … Aksel Andresen
- Alexandra Gjerpen … Hanna Wiig
- Arthur Hakalahti … Braathen
- Karl Vidar Lende … Monsen
- Mats Holm … Birger Mohr
- Téa Grønner Joner … Magdeli after the war
- Daniel Berg … Willam after the war
- Oskar Hallaråker Hellesøy … Olav after the war
- Noah Nygård … Olav 3 years old
- Odd Gunnar Sørvik … Iver Fosnes
- Nils Ove Sørvik … Jens Dahl
- Official submission of Norway for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category of the 95th Academy Awards in 2023.
Production & Filming Details
- Gunnar Vikene
- Catho Bach Christensen … line producer
- Christian Bévort … executive producer
- Marcus Clausen … executive producer
- Bojana Dimitrovska … Production Cordinator
- Maria Ekerhovd … producer
- Pierre Ellul … co-producer
- Michael Fleischer … executive producer
- Axel Helgeland … executive producer
- Peter Jein … executive producer
- Oda Kruse … junior producer
- Njål Lambrechts … line producer
- Michael Lehmann … co-producer
- Kim Magnusson … executive producer
- Jesper Morthorst … associate producer
- Theis Nørgaard … associate producer
- Anika Psaila Savona … co-producer
- Kerstin Ramcke … co-producer
- Dirk Schuerhoff … executive producer
- Karsten Stöter … co-producer
- Magnus Thomassen … co-producer
- Siv Dyb Wangsmo … executive producer
- Gunnar Vikene
- Volker Bertelmann
- Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
- Peter Brandt
- Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
- Mer Film
- Falkun Films (Co-Producer)
- Rohfilm Factory GmbH
- Studio Hamburg Filmproduktion
- Zweidorff Studio (ADR)
- DCM Film Distribution (Germany, 2023)(theatrical)
- Scandinavian Film Distribution (Norway, 2022)(theatrical)
- Netflix (World-wide, 2023)(video)
- Release Date: 24 August 2022 (The Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund)
- Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (total running time, minus ads).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: Norway, Germany, and Malta.
- Language: Norwegian, German, and English.