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Narvik ending explained – how does Gunnar find his wife?

January 24, 2023

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We are discussing the Netflix Narvik movie ending which will contain spoilers and major plot points.

The story of Narvík takes place in Norway’s coastal town it is one of the largest iron ore resources in the world. Of course, Hitler, as the master race, wants to expand his ever-growing empire. The northern defense was then a regiment comprising Corporal Gunnar Tofte (Carl Martin Eggesbo), who is visiting his wife Ingrid (Kristine Hartgen) and grandson Ole (Christoph Gelfert Mathiesen) for a little rest. When he returned late at night, the Germans landed on the beach and the Norwegian colonel surrendered his weapon.

Gunnar and the remaining soldiers refuse to surrender their weapons, so they leave town, led by their commander, Major Omdal (a very good Henrik Mestad). He orders them to leave the city because they refused to lay down their weapons. All this so they can set up their next mission to blow up the bridge that carries the precious ore out of town. Meanwhile, Ingrid knows German and becomes a translator for a German officer Frtiz Wussow. The man admires her as she works in the best hotel downtown. She even helps English diplomats (Billy Campbell) escape. Ingrid asks a colleague to hide them in the hut at the top of the mountain which was there the day before to negotiate peace.

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Narvik Ending Explained

The Gunnar family

Gunnar’s father puts Ingrid and Ole on a train out of town while Gunnar searches for dynamite to blow up the bridge. The Germans stop this train and expel the passengers. They go through a tunnel at the top of the bridge. Gunnar and the Major see them and rush them. That’s when the German soldiers show up and Gunnar damages the bridge enough to make it too dangerous for a train to cross. However, he is captured by the enemy as he sees Ingrid and Ole being driven back to town.

For the next four weeks, Gunnar is used as a slave and Ingrid works for the Germans in the hotel. She steals maps from Fritz’s office and hands them over to the English, who then bomb the town and her home. Gunnar’s father is killed and Ole has shrapnel near his lung. To get a doctor in town, Ingrid tells Fritz where the English lawyer is hiding in exchange for a doctor to operate on her son. This makes Ingrid an outcast in town. Meanwhile, Gunnar is freed by French troops and helps them take out a machine gun nest. Gunnar then learns that his father has been killed.

Are the soldiers retaking Narvik?

In the film’s best scene, the major draws his pistol and fires into the air to prevent the retreating Norwegian and French troops. Norwegian soldiers storm the beaches of Narvik, destroying five machine gun nests and one cannon attacking opposing forces. The soldiers find their way back to the city, but after Ingrid refuses Fritz’s offer to take her to Berlin.

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How does Gunnar find his wife?

How does Gunnar find his wife? He goes back to town, and the town celebrates. However, Gunnar hears something about how close Ingrid is to German officers and assumes she slept with one. However, she informs her husband that it is for their son, but Gunnar still considers his wife a traitor.

Ingrid leaves, prepares a bag and heads for the boat. Gunnar listens to a speech from the Major saying soldiers should keep everything they hold dear. As Ingrid heads for the ship, her fellow townspeople push and ostracize her. That’s when Gunnar shows up, who is no longer in uniform, and helps Ingrid up, and they walk on the boat as a family, then kiss.

The victory of Narvík was short-lived. At the end of the film, British, French, and Polish soldiers returned home without warning the Norwegian forces, and the town was retaken by the Germans a few months later. However, the battle was considered Hitler’s first defeat.

What did you think of the ending of the Netflix movie Narvik? Comments below.

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