Viaplay Finds Cold Courage From Pekka Hiltunen

MTG Studios has announced that eight-part international crime drama Cold Courage, adapted by David Joss Buckley (Hinterland) from the best-selling novel by Pekka Hiltunen, will premiere on streaming service Viaplay in 2019. Directed by Agneta Fagerström-Olsson (Wallander), Cold Courage follows two young Finnish women in London who are drawn inexorably together by the Studio – a clandestine group dedicated to bringing justice to those beyond the law. However, as the Studio's fight intensifies against exploitation, violence and corporate greed, can its

Bullets Wins Hearts Of Drama Buyers At Cannes

Variety reports that Finnish thriller Bullets, written by Pesonen Matti Laine (Bordertown) and Kirsi Vikman (Mother of Mine), was presented with the inaugural MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit Coup de Coeur Award on Sunday in Cannes. The MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit focuses on new trends and upcoming series in production, and provides buyers with a first look at six new high-end dramas, selected for their writing and production values, originality and worldwide appeal. Bullets follows two strong women. Mari Saari (Krista Kosonen) is a cop

Eternal Road Dominates 2018 Jussi Awards

In Helsinki on Friday, AJ Annila's period drama The Eternal Road (Ikitie), starring Tommi Korpela, dominated the 2018 Jussi Awards with six wins including Best Film and Best Director. Set in 1930, The Eternal Road follows a trade union activist who flees to the relative safety of the Soviet Union, and where his future looks bright until Stalin's regime grows suspicious of foreigners. Alongside Best Film and Best Director, it's prize haul included Best Supporting Actor for Hannu-Pekka Björkman and Best

Heavy Trip | Hevi reissu

OVERVIEW | CAST & CREW 2018 | Comedy, Music Director: Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren Written by: Juuso Laatio, Aleksi Puranen, Jari Olavi Rantala, Jukka Vidgren Stars: Torstein Bjørklund, Antti Heikkinen, Ville Hilska A born loser who once failed in a children's song contest tries to overcome his sickening stage fright by leading the worst heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival in Norway. The journey includes heavy metal, grave robbing, Viking heaven and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway. TRAILER:

Taneli Mustonen To Adapt Opportunity Knocks

The producers of Opportunity Knocks (Norske byggeklosser) have confirmed to VG that a Finnish remake is in the works, to be directed by Taneli Mustonen whose Reunion (Luokkakokous) outsold Star Wars in Finland. Opportunity Knocks is a remake of Pål Bang-Hansen's 1972 classic comedy, and follows a couple's disastrous attempt to renovate a house as they are hindered by difficult bureaucrats, neighbours and artisans. It stars Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Kon-Tiki) and Ine Jansen (Dag) opposite Atle Antonsen (Dag), who plays eleven