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When watching dramas that come out of Europe, we tend to think that we’ll get some good Nordic Noir where there is plenty of murder and mystery. The Legacy though is a Danish family drama with no actual murder at all (well to be fair there is a death)… When Hannah (Karla Løkke) tragically dies while on a protest with her art group the Grønnegaard family is in turmoil, especially Frederik (Carsten Bjørnlund) her father. Coming together as a family they all look to find their place, and a way to carry on.
Starting on the third season probably isn’t the best with The Legacy, but this is what I found myself doing when reviewing it. What I found though was a story that was easy to pick up on, and a group of characters that may be flawed, but were easy to relate to, and to like. »
- Paul Metcalf
“Back when we did Borgen everyone told us that it would not be possible to take boring Danish coalition politics and make it into a drama – it couldn’t be done” remembers series writer Jeppe Gjervig Gram. From the drama of Danish politics that was lauded by critics and audiences alike, Gram went onto the new challenge of corporate crime drama Follow the Money. Yet the creator and writer of Nordic Noir’s only white collar crime drama series acknowledges the importance of Borgen, that instilled in him a confidence by achieving that which was said to be impossible. “Somehow we managed to and inspired by that experience I felt that we could do it with finance as well.”
The second season continues shortly after the events of the first. While Gram transposes the setting of the major company »
- Amie Cranswick
Exclusive: Icelandic director makes his feature debut for Rvk Studios; he will direct four episodes of next series of hit TV show Trapped.
Börkur Sigthorsson started the 30-day shoot for his debut feature film Mules on February 24 in and around Reykjavik and at Keflavik airport in Iceland.
The story is about two Icelandic brothers who hatch a drug-smuggling plan.
Johansen said: “They come from a difficult background but take very different paths with their lives. The older brother is a high-flying corporate lawyer, living an unsustainable life embezzling his clients.
“He has to pay back money so he recruits the help of his brother, who has been in and out of prison, to help him import drugs to Iceland.
“They hire an Eastern European woman to be the drug mule… There are serious »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
3 items from 2017
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