Thelma & The Square To Compete At Critics Choice

Joachim Trier's supernatural thriller Thelma and Ruben Ostlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square will compete for Best Foreign Language Film at next month's Critics Choice Awards, which are often an indicator of Academy Awards success. In Norwegian Oscar entry Thelma, a college student starts to experience extreme seizures and learns that they are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities. Meanwhile, Sweden's Oscar entry, The Square, follows the curator of a modern art museum who is mugged, and and whose

Norway’s Rekyl Crime Drama Inspired By Real Events

Norway's TV3 has announced that new thriller Rekyl, inspired by real events in the Oslo criminal underworld, will form part of its Spring 2018 line-up. Inspired by the 2004 NOKAS robbery and the 2013 Cappelen money laundering case, Rekyl follows a gang of criminals who believe that the police took off with the money and drugs haul from a raid which left one of the gang dead and the rest behind bars. Upon his release, Robin (Odin Waage) tries to become

Sven Nordin To Star As Detective William Wisting

Sven Nordin (Valkyrien) will star in Viaplay's forthcoming crime drama Wisting, based on Jørn Lier Horst’s William Wisting novels which have been translated into 30 languages and sold over 1.2 million copies in Norway alone. Empathetic, meticulous and relentless – the only thing to escape Larvik detective William Wisting in his hunt for Norway’s most notorious criminals is a happy family life. And when two mysterious deaths interrupt Wisting’s Christmas, it is the beginning of a showdown with the deadliest killer

NRK Rejects Proposal For Mammon Season Three

Mammon series creators Vegard and Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen have outlined a third season of the Emmy award winning thriller, but have yet to secure a broadcaster after NRK reluctantly rejected their proposal. Head of television for NRK, Arne Helsingen, explained to Dagbladet that they can only produce two or three major series per year, so have passed on a third season of Mammon, but it remains to be seen whether the International Emmy win for Best Drama will prompt a change

Mammon Wins Best Drama International Emmy

During a gala presentation at the Hilton New York on Monday, Mammon season two was declared Best Drama at the 45th International Emmy Awards against Justiça from Brazil, Moribito 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 what