Finland’s YLE To Produce Chilean Military Coup Thriller

Variety reports that Finnish broadcaster YLE and Santiago de Chile’s Parox are to co-produce six-part political thriller Invisible Heroes, written by Tarja Kylma and Manuela Infante Guell, set during Chile’s 1973 military coup. The story follows Finnish diplomat Tapani who works in secret, not only from the Chilean military junta, but also from the media and the Finnish government, which proclaims a neutral and passive political position. Tapani risks his career and his family’s safety by hiding refugees at home as General

Darkland & Star Boys Compete At Moscow Film Festival

Danish masked avenger movie Darkland (Underverden) and Finnish sexual revolution drama Star Boys (Kaiken se kestää) have been selected to compete in the main competition programme at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival, which takes place June 22nd to 29th 2017. The jury for the main competition comprises Finnish director and producer Jörn Donner, Spanish director and screenwriter Albert Serra, Iranian director and producer Reza Mirkarimi, and Italian actress Ornella Muti. DARKLAND: In Darkland, directed by Fenar Ahmad, Zaid (Dar Salim) is a

First Trailer Released For Iron Sky The Coming Race

The first trailer has been released for Iron Sky The Coming Race, Timo Vuorensola’s €17 million sequel to cult sci-fi movie Iron Sky, starring Lara Rossi (Crossing Lines), Vladimir Burlakov (Deutschland ’83) and Udo Kier (Dancer In The Dark). Set 25 years after the original movie, the former Nazi Moon base has become the last refuge of mankind after the devastation of planet Earth by nuclear war. Survivors try to venture into the centre of the ruined planet but have to

Bordertown Begins Filming Season Two This August

Bordertown (Sorjonen), starring Ville Virtanen, begins filming season two this August in Lappeenranta, and concludes in Helsinki in November. The series follows Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen (Ville Virtanen) who relocates to the small town of Lappeenranta near the Russian border for a quiet life as his wife recovers from a brain tumour. But life is not very peaceful on the border between two worlds. Kari Sorjonen (Ville Virtanen) will investigate five new cases for the show's ten-part second season, which is slated

Elisa Viihde Orders Hannu Salonen To Arctic Circle

It has been announced that new ten-part crime thriller Arctic Circle, directed by Hannu Salonen, will start filming in Finnish Lapland during the winter of 2017-2018. In Arctic Circle, a policewoman finds a prostitute tied up in chains inside a remote old cabin. She then quickly finds two women dead at the same property. The ensuing murder investigation includes a sexual virus and hunt for the killer, with the threat of the virus only intensifying as the series progresses. Executive Producer, Moritz