Acorn Media has announced that Norwegian thriller Valkyrien, starring Sven Nordin as a surgeon who sets up an illegal hospital in an abandoned Oslo subway, is set for release 21st August 2017 on DVD, following its run on Channel 4 and Walter Presents (dates to be confirmed).
Doctor Ravn (Sven Nordin) is desperate to find a cure for his dying wife Vilma (Pia Halvorsen) when the hospital stops her treatment. He continues to work in secret and is forced to compromise his ethics and join forces with corrupt civil defence worker Leif (Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen).
Using his widespread knowledge of the Oslo’s underground shelters and secret passages, as well as connections with the city’s underworld, Leif sets up an illegal clinic with Ravn in an old bomb shelter deep underground Valkyrien Square.
As Ravn continues his research to save his wife, he must also care for criminals who need to avoid the authorities. Ravn believes he will find a miracle cure, while Leif is convinced that the end of the world is nigh. Who will prevail?
Valkyrien won Best Drama at this year’s Gullruten Awards in Norway, against worthy competition from Netflix sensation Nobel and Scandinavian favourite Skam, and brought home the Best Actor accolade for Pål Sverre Hagen.