Eight-part Norwegian crime thriller Borderliner (Grenseland), starring Tobias Santelmann (Kon-Tiki) and Ellen Dorrit Petersen (Acquitted), will receive its world premiere at the Festival de la Fiction TV in La Rochelle (September 13-17) where it will compete for Best European Drama.
Borderliner follows police officer Nikolai Andreassen (Tobias Santelmann), who is asked to investigate a suicide in his home town. He soon realises that this is a murder not a suicide, and is faced with a dilemma that, against his better judgement, forces him into a moral maze between right and wrong.
Tobias Santelmann said in a statement: “In Nikolai’s world there are clear limits as to what is right and what is wrong. But he is pressured into ignoring his moral compass, and moves farther and farther into the darkness. It’s in this darkness that I find the most nourishment as an actor. Nikolai has everything that I look for in a role.”
Also selected to compete at La Rochelle are Danish period drama Something’s Rockin’ (Mercur) about the rise and fall of Radio Mercur, and Swedish thriller Black Lake (Svartsjön) which will air on BBC Four in the UK and on Shudder in the US & Canada.
Borderliner receives its broadcast premiere 28th October 2017 on TV2 in Norway, and will be available later on Netflix.