The Ash Lad Confirmed For Trilogy Of Folklore

Maipo Film has announced that Askeladden – i Dovregubbens hall (The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King), which opened in Norway on Friday, will be the first in a trilogy costing 180 million kroner. In The Ash Lad, Espen Askeladd (Vebjørn Enger), a poor farmer's son embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save Princess Kristin (Eili Harboe) from the Mountain King troll, and use the reward to save the family farm from ruin. The original tale

Mammon Nominated For International Emmy Award

Season two of Norwegian thriller Mammon has been nominated for Best Drama at the 45th International Emmy Awards. It will compete against Justiça from Brazil, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit from Japan, and Wanted from Australia. In Mammon, a well-known and controversial journalist is killed. Norway is in shock. Freedom of expression is under attack and the country fears that terror will strike again. As the story unfolds, the journalist’s wife (Laura Christensen) and Peter Vera (Jon Øigarden) try to unravel

Nobel Wins Best Drama At 56th Rose d’Or Awards

Nobel was named Best Drama at the 56th Rose d'Or Awards on Tuesday in a ceremony held at the Axica Convention Centre, next to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The series follows Lieutenant Erling Riiser (Aksel Hennie) from the Armed Forces Special Commando Unit who heads home to Norway after a long tour in Afghanistan. He soon becomes a pawn in an international game of politics, and as the stakes grow higher he is forced to discover just how far he

Norwegian Monster Picked Up By Starz For The US

Seven-part Norwegian crime thriller Monster, which won the European Script Award last week and has been nominated for the Prix Europa, has been picked up by premium cable service Starz in the US. In Monster, Joel Dreyer (Jakob Oftebro) is sent from Oslo to a remote religious community in Finnmark after the disappearance of a young girl, where he collaborates with local investigator Hedda Gilbert (Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes). Their personalities immediately clash and, as the case begins to spiral

Norway Selects Joachim Trier’s Thelma For Oscars

The Norwegian Oscar Committee has announced that Joachim Trier's supernatural thriller Thelma, which recently won the Norwegian Critics Prize at Haugesund, will represent Norway for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards. In the film, Thelma (Eili Harboe) moves away from her religious family in Western Norway to study in Oslo and falls in love with fellow student Anja (Okay Kaya). She begins to notice a connection to the supernatural, which manifests itself in violent