As It Is in Heaven (DVD)

May 23, 2011

This is an utterly charming Swedish movie, romantic, funny, warm and in some ways an ode to love and art. As It is in Heaven was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2005 Academy Awards®. It tells the story of Daniel Dareus, a successful international conductor who returns to his childhood village in Sweden. […]

Read the full article →

News – Scandinavian movies on the move

May 19, 2011

The Scandinavian movie industry is on the move. Following the phenomenal world wide success of Scandinaivian crime fiction writers like Steig Larsson, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo, Camilla Läckberg, Hakan Nesser and others, there is now more focus on and demand for Scandinavian movies as well. According to Hollywood reporter, “In the market, thanks to the […]

Read the full article →

A Somewhat Gentle Man – trailer

May 16, 2011

I watched A Somewhat Gentle Man yesterday. It is a very interesting and fascinating movie. I don’t really know what to call it – it is a noir feel good, or a tragical comedy or perhaps a funny crime fiction. Something more or less like that. A very original and strange movie, with the strangest […]

Read the full article →

The Talented Susanne Bier

May 13, 2011

The Danish director Susanne Bier is an interesting and very talented movie maker. As we all know, her In a Better World won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011. So far she has made 11 movies, the most well-known are the romantic comedy The One and Only (1999),  Brothers (2004), and […]

Read the full article →

I Am Dina (DVD) – Norwegian movie

May 12, 2011

I Am Dina, based on Norwegian writer Herbjorg Wassmo’s brilliant novel Dina’s Book, is a haunting, breathtaking and engaging story about a young girl in Northern Norway during the 1860s who killed her mother in a accident when she was five years old. Her father (Bjorn Floberg) blamed her for his wife’s death, and she […]

Read the full article →

Do you fear trolls? The Troll Hunter movie

May 10, 2011

The Troll Hunter is a scary, intriguing and interesting new Norwegian mockumentary. Something bad is happening in Norway, and again it seems to be those blasted trolls. So now it’s time for all good Norwegians to meet up and go hunting the buggers. Andre Ovredal’s The Troll Hunter is funny and scary, and for the […]

Read the full article →

The Lake of the Damned (De dødes tjern) DVD

May 10, 2011

This is a classic Norwegian crime fiction movie, based on a novel by Norwegian author André Bjerke, writing as Bernhard Borge (the novel is not translated to English – but see De dodes tjern. The Dead Man’s Pond). It is a psychological thriller about six students that travel out into a cabin in a desolate […]

Read the full article →

Commander Hamilton – DVD

May 6, 2011

Commander Hamilton is a movie based on the series of books by Swedish writer Jan Guillou about Carl Hamilton – Coq Rouge (see also the Knight Templar). This series topped the bestseller lists in all the Scandinavian countries. Commander Hamilton is an action-packed suspense thriller, starring Peter Stormare (Fargo, Nacho Libre) as the Swedish 007, […]

Read the full article →