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Varg Veum - Bitre blomster (2007)

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A successful female politician hires private-detective Varg Veum. She wants him to find her disappeared daughter without attracting too much attention. During his investigation Veum becomes... See full summary »

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Harald Schrøder-Olsen
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Warren Donaldson
Ove Andreassen ...
Monrad
Belinda Braza ...
Kristin
Glenn Andre Kaada ...
Kim
Julie Fløysand ...
Camilla Farang
Tor Andre Rundhaug ...
Henrik Farang
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A successful female politician hires private-detective Varg Veum. She wants him to find her disappeared daughter without attracting too much attention. During his investigation Veum becomes aware of an international company and its dealings with corruption, black-business, and murder. Written by HardHouseClubber

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Øyvind Gran who has the role of Trygve Schrøder-Olsen in this film also did the radio play of this story in 2003 for NRK Radioteatret, but then he had the role of Håvard Hope. See more »

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When Varg Veum is driving on the bridge, he approaches the bridge from an island driving towards the mainland. He should be approaching from the mainland going towards the island. See more »

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Followed by Varg Veum: Woman in the Fridge (2008) See more »

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Varg Veum's hunt for missing 7-year old uncovers other crimes
26 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Varg Veum - Bitre blomster" (2007) was the first in the Varg Veum private investigator series and it sets the tone and character for what followed. It's the seventh one I've watched. They are all engaging. They're darker-tinged stories in the neo-noir vein. The lead players create their characters nicely, each with his own charisma. Trond Espen Seim is Veum. His appearance is modern-disheveled, with hair and partial beard to match. No matter. He's persistent and understands relationships and psychology, having been a child welfare worker at one time. He explores a case from personal angles and resists using violence. He carries no weapon that I can recall. He sometimes uses legal infractions of property to get information, but that's an old detective method in fiction.

The other main lead is police detective Bjørn Floberg. He has palpable friction with Seim, sometimes bordering on hostility but not getting there. He's not intuitive like Seim and he plods along, demanding evidence not theories. Seim is more prone to piece together a theory and work from it. Their scenes together are often a highlight of the movie. Mostly we follow in Seim's footsteps through the Norwegian locales and people, trying with him to understand the hidden linkages in the crime or crimes. Able supporting casts and interesting characters round out the movies making for a good detective series with originality.

This story has Hamre (Floberg) calling in Veum (Seim) for possible help on a case of a little girl's disappearance. The mother withholds from Hamre that her lover has simultaneously gone missing, because she's a public figure and can't let this become public. She hires Veum. Floberg's path crosses with Veum's several times. Veum's investigation leads to another murder effected with hydrogen cyanide and further. Some dark and chilling scenes occur near the end.


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