The hard-boiled private eye, Werner, has to deal with a beautiful and deadly femme fatale, a brutal chief of police, and a gangster boss called "the Spaniard" as he fights against crime and... See full summary »

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Henrik Scheele ...
Werner
Juni Dahr ...
Stella Hvidtsteen
Elisabeth Sand ...
Lill
Tommy Körberg ...
Max
Per Bronken ...
Politiinspektøren
Peter Lindbaek ...
Von Krogh, advokat
Ella Hval ...
Fru Werner
Hans Jacob Sand ...
Boy
Kalle Øby ...
Nagell Beck
Terje Strømdahl ...
Mogens Beck
Espen Dekko ...
Teddy
Pål Skjønberg ...
Hvidtsteen, reder
Ramon Gimenez ...
Spanjolen
Johan Fillinger ...
Riksadvokaten
Wenche Kvamme ...
Frank
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The hard-boiled private eye, Werner, has to deal with a beautiful and deadly femme fatale, a brutal chief of police, and a gangster boss called "the Spaniard" as he fights against crime and corruption in this Norwegian take on Hollywood's 1940s detective flicks. Written by Signy

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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21 August 1987 (Italy)  »

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Il misterioso caso del drago cinese  »

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A Norweagian attempt to make a film-noir.
18 February 2002 | by (Trondheim) – See all my reviews

BLACKOUT by Erik Gustavson is a film trying to copy the classic film-noir look seen in CHINATOWN, and in any film-noir from the 1940`s. He uses all the classic elements, femme-fatale, dark streets, elements of crime, murder mystery . . . .

Some people I know have this film as one of their favourites, but my opinion is it`s just a weak copy of the great american films.

Later he did another copy of a great genre, road-movies, with the film WEEKEND which was a failure in Norway.


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