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Varg Veum - Begravde hunder (2008)

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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 »

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Eva Bergene
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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 rally, and his wife is fatally wounded. The Party is about to hold a leadership election. One of the candidates, Marit Holm, comes to Varg Veum, insisting she is being stalked. Varg is drawn into a web of conspiracy and betrayal at the heart of the political establishment, in which spin doctors and political players will do anything to achieve their ends.

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Der Wolf - Tote Hunde beißen nicht  »

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Varg Veum indicates that the story was printed in the newspaper Bergens Tidene (by slamming the newspaper on the table, when he visits the reporter), when it actually was printed in the newspaper Bergens Avisen. This is clearly visible by the blue border on the front page of Bergens Tidende. See more »

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Trond Espen Seim roots out political corruption
9 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are two critic reviews on IMDb, both Norwegian. They pan this movie. There are two user reviews. The Norwegian one savages the movie. The American one gives it a 6. The IMDb rating is 6.0, based on a large 856 number of voters.

My view is this movie is good, and it doesn't bring down the Varg Veum movie series at all. Made in 2008, it's relevant today, even in America. Police brutality has become more of a problem in America. Immigration is not a big concern, nowhere near what it is in Europe; but yet it has been given prominence by one candidate in the 2016 election cycle. America has no right-wing and/or populist party; but there is some growth of that tendency.

The movie goes all the way in terms of dramatizing a conspiracy to get one candidate nominated. That's surely drama, but yet its insights into power and the willingness to sacrifice integrity for power are fresh as ever. The key character is that played by Siv Charlotte Klynderud, who aspires to be the party's nominee. She does a great job in this part. She's very convincing. And the part is very well-written to bring out her values. Seim as Varg Veum is as effective as ever. His part remains true to the character. His detecting style is strongest in knowing how to approach people involved so as to extract information. He hardly ever resorts to violence or law-breaking; but he does do one break-in to recover stolen property from a known bad guy. Bjørn Floberg's interactions with Seim remain entertaining.

This movie fits the neo-noir tradition. The photography is quite gray. It extends the Varg Veum film series suitably. The detection work was well-paced. The behind the scenes political matters were interesting. I see no reason to pan or avoid this entry.


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