The film is the only Norwegian film invited to the largest film festival in North America, the Toronto International Film Festival.
In the drama “Krigsseileren” we learn the story of more than 30,000 Norwegian sailors of war and the fate of their families during and after World War II.
The star-studded cast includes Christopher Gunner (Bulgen), Pal Sefer Hagen (Exit) and In-Marie Wellman (Director, Sonya).
The most expensive film in the history of Norway
“Krigsseileren” is a necessary story to tell in order to put into perspective the post-war injustices suffered by seafarers, director and screenwriter Gunnar Vikens says in a press release. It will also illustrate the sacrifice made by sailors and their families during the war.
“Krigsseileren” has a budget of NOK 110 million, making it the most expensive Norwegian film production.
– We are very happy and proud to be invited to one of the most important film festivals in the world. This is a great start for Krigsseileren and a recognition of the film’s potential in the American market. Producer Maria Eckerhofed says the story of the fate of the war sailors is not only important in Norway, but will also transport an international audience to the Norwegian Film Institute.
The movie premieres September 23 this fall.
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