Wirkola found the protagonist of the war film about the Narvik front



"In my eyes, Dad was true during the Narvik war, so it is clear that you are proud," says Steinar Hardersen, who has a great knowledge of his father's attempt at the Hydrom battalion and what happened on the front.

This is written by Rolf Edmund Lund editor at Altaposten, in an article about film plans by director Tommy Wirkola

"If it was a movie, I suggest Gørld Mauseth as a mother, Gregory Peck became a father," smiles Steinar.

For years, Hollywood director Alta has dreamed of making a film about the Battle of Narvik, a war story that has met with many feelings in national history. The same applies to the Battalion Alta, which was at Narvik's front in 1940, where Tommy's grandfather was involved. A lot of research has been done, but some pieces remain in place.

HISTORY: Hollywood director Alta has dreamed of filming a film about the Battle of Narvik for many years, a story of war that many think they have come back in relation to the national narrative. Photo: Defense Museum

(Photo: Defense Museum)

HISTORY: Hollywood director Alta has dreamed of filming a film about the Battle of Narvik for many years, a story of war that many think they have come back in relation to the national narrative. Photo: Defense Museum Photo: Defense Museum

"We have not received funding and depended, among other things, on funding from the Norwegian Film Institute," Wirkola points out to Altaposten.

In his statement in Altaposten this week, he reveals that Hans Hardersen will become the representative hero of the war in Narvik.

"Hans has not only an exciting and unique story, he has also fought under the work of Hyldmos, who is one of the first to fight against the Germans and the only Norwegian battalion involved in the recultivation of Narvik," warns Wirkola.

However, he is also concerned about several aspects.

"Our main focus is Hans and the soldiers in the Hyldmo Battalion, but we will also show trials for other Norwegian soldiers, such as the Alta Battalion." A very important part of our film is also to convey how civilian women and men in Narvik meet the worst nightmare of their lives when freedom is suddenly taken from them, Wirkola describes.

Like most stories, Steinar uses the terms "daddy" and "morsan" when referring to parents who were in the middle of drama. The story of a young fiancé is also a pure film show.

"Farsan took a light bulb in April 1940 to get his mother out of Tjeldsund for safety, then went back to work in Setermoen." He did not have to, Steinar said in an article in Altaposten this week.


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