Gunnar Vikene (Vegas, Borderline, Prni) wrote and directed War Sailor, which is inspired by the real experiences of Norwegian merchant seamen and their households during and after WWII.
War Sailor is a historical drama inspired by real-life incidents that depict the tale of two Norwegian seamen who strive to live while German submarines strike their cargo ship during the onset of WWII.
The movie was chosen for exhibition at the renowned Toronto International Film Festival in August 2022 as well. Continue reading this article for more information on War Sailor including the trailer, release date, plot, etc.
When is the Release date for War Sailor (Limited Series)?
it was announced in February 2023 that the War Sailor, one of Norway’s biggest theatrical blockbusters last year, will be adapted into a limited series for Netflix. The new series will premiere on Netflix on April 5, 2023, and will showcase previously unseen material.
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What is the storyline for War Sailor (Limited Series) about?
Alfred Garnes is a working-class seaman who has recently become a father to his third kid. As WWII breaks out, he alongside his close buddy Sigbjrn Kvalen is serving aboard a commercial ship in the Atlantic Ocean’s center.
They are defenseless citizens who are on the front lines of a conflict they did not seek to be a part of. The two men are fighting to survive in a spiral of murder and violence, where German submarines may strike their precious vessels at any time. The war sailors’ only purpose is to escape and return home.
However, Alfred’s spouse Cecilia is fighting the war all by herself in Bergen, raising 3 children on her own, and not sure if she would ever see Alfred again.
As British planes attempted to attack the German submarine base near Bergen, they mistakenly attacked the Laksevg primary school and residential dwellings in Nstet, killing hundreds of civilians. As Alfred and Wally in Canada hear the news, they worry whether they’ve got anything left at home to go to.
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Is there a trailer for War Sailor (Limited Series)?
Yes, there is! As WWII breaks out, two sailors aboard a Norwegian commercial ship confront horrific conditions as they battle to survive a combat in which they were never invited to participate.
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Who is in the cast of War Sailor (Limited Series)?
Kristoffer Joner as Alfred
Pål Sverre Hagen as Sigbjørn
Ine Marie Wilmann as Cecilia
Henrikke Lund Olsen as Magdeli
Armand Hannestad as William
Leon Tobias Slettbakk as Aksel Andresen
Alexandra Gjerpen as Hanna Wiig
Arthur Hakalahti as Braathen
Karl Vidar Lende as Monsen
Mats Holm Mats Holm as Birger Mohr