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...
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The film begins in Copenhagen, where Varg Veum finds Lisa, the 16-year-old runaway prostitute, daughter of a wealthy businessman. He brings her back to his client, and family in Norway. ... See full summary »
There has been no shortage of women in private investigator Varg Veum's life, but not for the long haul. When the search for her estranged husband Jonas's car brings Varg together with ... See full summary »
Veum is on a case of a missing employee (Arne) for an international oil drilling company. When he checks Arne's flat he discovers a woman's torso in the fridge. He is attacked and knocked ... See full summary »
Trond Espen Seim,
Veum is no longer working as a private investigator. He's got a permanent job as a teacher, and has calmed down his life, enjoying the domestic bliss with his new girlfriend Karin. But the ... See full summary »
Lars Petter Aase,
Per Egil Aske,
Racial tension is running high in Bergen after a young black asylum seeker dies at the hands of the police. Shortly afterwards, a right-wing politician is targeted by a gunman at a public ... See full summary »
Murder and trouble hits Veum when he meets up with classmates in the rock-band Camp, when he resumes contact with a former flame Rebecca, now wife of his buddy. A Varg Veum mystery by best-selling crime novel by Gunnar Staalesen. Staalesen.
Trond Espen Seim,
The plot spins around Veum's girlfriends sister. Her sister is a prostitute, and through her discovered shady actions, drug dealing, pimping and other criminal activity. But even the ... See full summary »
While investigating a case of disappeared sisters, Varg Veum is about to become a father. He realizes that the case has connections to a police investigated murder. Varg obviously is ... See full summary »
Varg Veum is summoned by the chief of police Hamre to a hostage drama on a farm outside Bergen. A married couple have been brutally murdered, and all evidence points to their foster son, 16... See full summary »
Private detective Varg Veum investigates a case where his good friend Evans, a highly decorated ex-army officer, is falsely accused of bombing armakon, a weapons storage facility, and to ... See full summary »
Trond Espen Seim,
Varg tries to help a scared girl lost in the woods at night. But he fails to avoid her death. What was this young asylum seeker fleeing from? Was it an accident, or was she killed as a ... See full summary »
A brutal attack leads 'A-Unit' to a stash of steroids linked to an organisation Interpol have been investigating. A series of related kidnaps and murders show apparent links to a shared high school experience.
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
Varg Veum's hunt for missing 7-year old uncovers other crimes
"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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