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Nobel's Last Will (2012)

Nobels testamente (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2 March 2012 (Sweden)
Reporter Annika is at the Nobel prize awards, when shooting kills a woman and wounds an Israeli stem cell scientist. Annika is silenced as witness, so she investigates the killed woman while the press writes about the Israeli.

Director:

Peter Flinth

Writers:

Liza Marklund (novel), Pernilla Oljelund (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malin Crépin ... Annika Bengtzon
Björn Kjellman ... Anders Schyman
Leif Andrée ... Spiken
Kajsa Ernst ... Berit Hamrin
Erik Johansson Erik Johansson ... Patrik Nilsson
Felix Engström Felix Engström ... Q
Richard Ulfsäter ... Thomas Samuelsson
Antje Traue ... Kitten
Per Graffman ... Bernhard Thorell
Björn Granath ... Ernst Ericsson
Ia Langhammer ... Birgitta Larsén
Karl Linnertorp Karl Linnertorp ... Johan Isaksson
Anna von Rosen Anna von Rosen ... Caroline von Behring
Johan Holmberg Johan Holmberg ... Sören Hammarsten
Pia Johansson Pia Johansson ... Kinna Widell
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Storyline

At the Nobel Banquet reporter Annika Bengtzon is witness to the attempted murder of a nobel laureate and murder of a scientist. A terrorist group from Germany takes the credit. As Annika digs further into the events surrounding that night, all is not what it seems. Written by jgarozzo

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The truth can be deadly


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Connections

Followed by Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012) See more »

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Blommornas vals
("Waltz of the Flowers")
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Swede something
14 March 2013 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

Yet another Nordic noir series, this time centring on a female, mother-of-two newspaper reporter who in this first character and scene-setting episode just happens to find herself Jilly-on-the-spot as witness to a cold blooded murder at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm. Based on a series of crime novels based on this character which I've not read, this was an entertaining enough story, even if it seemed obvious at times that the story was abridged to fit the 90 minute TV framework.

The concept of course is a bit old-fashioned too (are there really still crime reporters out there risking life and limb to get their stories?) and the handling of the material noticeably lighter than say, the Stiegg Larsson trilogy or "The Bridge", the story rattling along, plot holes and all, with the usual diversions to develop back-stories for the lead character, unsurprisingly concerning her two young children and to a lesser extent her boyfriend. Malin Crepin, looking like a young Meg Ryan, carries the lead part well, even if at this stage, her character doesn't posses a lot of depth.

Stylishly shot in that wonderful natural daylight style common to all the recent contemporary Scandinavian series around and making the almost clichéd use of the panoramic, establishing, on-high city scape shots to kick-start scenes and capably acted by all the actors, while a number of settings and situations are reminiscent of the other series mentioned before, for all its lack of originality, this first episode proved entertaining and just about exciting enough to entice me back for future programmes in the series.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Annika Bengtzon Crime Reporter: Nobel's Last Will See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,704,964
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Production Co:

Yellow Bird See more »
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Dolby Digital

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