Nordic Noir Goes Kiwi In Straight Forward Caper

Nordic noir meets off-beat antipodean humour in Viaplay's new eight-part drama Straight Forward, set in Copenhagen and New Zealand, about a Danish woman’s attempts to leave her criminal past behind her by moving to a small New Zealand town. Silvia Petersen (Cecilie Stenspil) is a fraudster with a conscience - she only cheats those who deserve it. But when she gets mixed up with one of Denmark's most notorious criminals things get dangerous. Silvia will have to leave her mother and

Cannes Ends Seven Year Ban For Lars von Trier

It has been announced that Lars von Trier's serial killer thriller, The House That Jack Built, will screen out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival (8 - 19 May), thus bringing to an end a seven-year ban for the controversial director, during which he was declared Persona Non Grata by the organisers. At the press conference for Melancholia, which premiered at Cannes in 2011, von Trier said: "I thought I was a Jew for a long time and was very

Cannes Festival Invites Supernatural Border

Danish director Ali Abbasi, whose debut feature Shelley was nominated at both the Bodil and Robert Awards this year, will compete in the Un Certain Regard sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival (8 - 19 May) with his supernatural love story Border (Gräns), based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In). A border guard (Eva Melander) with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers develops a strange attraction to a suspect (Eero Milonoff) who is the

Ride Upon the Storm Scoops International Sales

Distributor Studiocanal has announced several international sales for Danish drama Ride Upon The Storm (Herrens veje), written by Adam Price (Borgen), which recently won Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress at the Robert Awards. Ride Upon the Storm follows a family, headed by Johannes (Lars Mikkelsen), who have been priests for more than 250 years. However, his sons are now desperate to free themselves from his tyranny, so the devout August becomes an army chaplain in the Middle East, while

Those Who Kill Set For Reboot On Viaplay

Those Who Kill (Den som dræber), which originally aired on TV2 Denmark in 2011, is set for a reboot on Viaplay and TV3 with a fresh take that includes a brand new cast and narrative structure, directed by Carsten Myllerup (Black Widows). Based on an original idea by Elsebeth Egholm, the first season originally aired as five two-part stories and concluded with the feature film Fortidens skygge. However, season two will be a single continuous crime story across eight episodes that