Showtime To Remake Nordic Noir Comedy Fallet

Showtime is developing a US version of hit SVT comedy Fallet (The Case), a darkly comedic take on the Nordic noir genre which follows an awkward Swedish police officer and her cowardly British counterpart as they work together to solve a gruesome murder. It won Best Comedy Drama at the C21 International Drama Awards last year. In the original, Sophie Borg (Lisa Henni) is a true Nordic Noir heroine. She is a loner who does not trust anyone, she has all

Amateurs & Saint Bernard To Compete At Tribeca

Swedish feature Amateurs (Amatörer) by Gabriela Pichler, and Danish comedy The Saint Bernard Syndicate (Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet) by satirist Mads Brügger have been selected for the International Narrative Competition at the 17th Tribeca Film Festival (18 - 29 April). Tribeca's Director of Programming, Cara Cusumano, said: "In a year that has reminded us more often of our divisions than our connections, this Festival's program embraces film's unique power to overcome differences – that connecting with stories not our own is the

Ruben Östlund Denied Oscar By Fantastic Woman

At the 90th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square was denied the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film by Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman (Chile), about a transgender singer who faces discrimination after the death of her boyfriend. Ruben Östlund told SVT: "We are fine about it... It's so hard to predict the outcome, so I didn't have any real expectations. I felt that An Amazing Woman was

Thomas Engström’s West Of Liberty Now Filming

Filming has begun in Germany for West of Liberty, a six-part adaptation of the first in a series of political thrillers by Thomas Engström about former STASI agent Ludwig Licht, played by Wotan Wilke Möhring. Ludwig Licht (Wotan Wilke Möhring) is retired and running a bar in Berlin when Clive Barner (Matthew Marsh), head of the CIA Berlin station and Licht´s contact from his time as a double agent in the seventies, drags him back into the darkness of the intelligence

Hidden: First Born Begins Filming In Budapest

Filming has begun in Budapest for Viaplay's eight part drama Hidden: First Born (Hidden: Förstfödd), based on the novel by Filip Alexanderson, which stars August Wittgenstein (The Crown) and Izabella Scorupco (Goldeneye) in a tale of dark secrets and supernatural forces. Law student Jonas (August Wittgenstein) is involved in a serious accident and from that moment on his life is turned upside down. It becomes clear that he is being hunted and is forced to escape into the shadows of