Norskov

  • 84'
  • Denmark
  • 2015
Norskov (2015) is the latest entry in Nordic Noir - the dark Scandinavian take on the crime and thriller genres, with such successes as the Millenium trilogy or The Bridge. Norskov is a tough harbour town in northern Denmark and the birthplace of policeman Tom Noack (Borgen), who goes back to put some order on the streets. He has to face drug trafficking and, above all, his former lover and her son who is about to become a hockey star, his brother-in-law, the mayor of the town, and many secrets.
With the usual top-notch technical quality for Danish productions, the series is a complex portrayal of one small town - and the fact that its creator/writer Dunja Gry Jensen has a background in documentary makes it all the stronger. Think of Friday Night Lights for how sports can be rooted in one community and The Wire for the social impact of crime. With episodes directed by Louise Friedberg.
Director
Dunja Gry Jensen
Country of production
Denmark
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
84'
Medium
DCP
Language
Danish
Producer
Senia Dremstrup
Production Company
SF Film Production
Sales
TV2 Danmark
Production Design
Thomas Greve
Music
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Cast
Thomas Levin, Claus Riis Østergaard
Local Distributor
Lumière
Website
http://www.programmer.tv2.dk/norskov