Netflix has announced a move into original Nordic movies with the commission of Red Dot from Sweden and Cadaver from Norway. In addition, it has acquired Danish feature Shadows In My Eyes, by Ole Bornedal, which is set for a domestic theatrical release followed by a Netflix global launch.
Red Dot, directed by Alain Darborg, follows a couple who embark on a hiking trip to rekindle their marriage. After a quarrel with two local hunters, their romantic trip turns into a nightmare when a red laser dot appears in their tent and they are forced to flee into the unforgiving wilderness.
Cadaver, written and directed by Jarand Herdal, explores how far people will go to survive. After a nuclear disaster, a starving family is lured by the offer of a meal to participate in a play at a hotel. But the line between reality and theatre soon begins to blur as audience members begin to vanish, and it becomes clear that there is something very wrong.
Shadows In My Eyes, written and directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch), tells the WWII story of the planned bombing of the Copenhagen Gestapo headquarters which ended in tragedy when the Royal Air Force mistakenly bombed the French School, killing 104 children and nuns.
Netflix Director Of Licensing for Northern Europe, Lina Brouneus, said: “We are very happy to be taking this exciting step in offering our members in the Nordics more local content, as well as bring more great content from the Nordic region to our global members.”
“These three films are all unique in their own way; strong genre films with engaging plotlines that are driven by talented creatives. Together they form a strong package of different genres which will showcase the versatility and high quality of Nordic movies.”