What is Netflix movie Narvik about? (Narvik movie plot)

Narvik. Cr: Netflix.
Narvik. Cr: Netflix. /

When it comes to Netflix war movies, most of the attention is currently on the German adaptation of the classic anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front. The acclaimed film has received nine nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, including a Best Picture nod. But another war movie is now making waves on Netflix: the Norwegian WWII drama Narvik, which currently ranks #1 in the Top 10.

Narvik follows the Tofte family, specifically one soldier who returns home from the Battles of Narvik in 1940 to learn a shocking secret involving his wife. The film is based on the real battle that occurred in 1940 and is considered the first Nazi Germany military defeat.

Released on January 23, Narvik seemingly came from nowhere to take the Netflix Top 10 by storm. Now all anyone can talk about is this emotionally resonant new movie. Here’s what you need to know about the film.

Narvik movie plot: What is Narvik about?

The Battle of Narvik was waged from  April 9 to June 8, 1940, and took place in the Norwegian town of Narvik, as the title suggests.

Even though it was considered Hitler’s first real defeat, the victory didn’t last long before Hitler regrouped and invaded France, which ultimately led to the French withdrawing from Norway and leaving the Norwegian troops to cease fighting. Still, the Battle of Narvik is considered the largest battle ever to be fought on Norwegian soil.

In the movie, viewers get to see both civilian and military perspectives of the battle. Centering on one specific family allows the story to create a grounded and intimate saga.

Is Narvik based on a true story?

Yes, Narvik is a historical fiction film, but it is based on the real battle that occurred in 1940 Norway. However, the Tofte family at the center of the story is not based on any real people, although there were many similar families experiencing what the Tofte’s did during that time.

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