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Lilyhammer 

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A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.
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Series cast summary:
Steven Van Zandt ...  Frank Tagliano / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Trond Fausa ...  Torgeir Lien 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Steinar Sagen Steinar Sagen ...  Roar Lien 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Marian Saastad Ottesen ...  Sigrid Haugli 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Tommy Karlsen ...  Arne / ... 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Fridtjov Såheim ...  Jan Johansen 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Robert Skjærstad Robert Skjærstad ...  Roy 'Fingern' Aass / ... 18 episodes, 2012-2014
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ...  Dag Solstad 12 episodes, 2012-2014
Anne Krigsvoll Anne Krigsvoll ...  Laila Hovland 12 episodes, 2012-2014
Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson ...  Jonas Haugli 11 episodes, 2012-2014
Valentina Alexeeva ...  Jelena / ... 11 episodes, 2012-2014
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Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) is a former New York mobster, who after testifying in a trial in the United States, joins the witness protection program. Intrigued by the place after watching the Winter Olympics in 1994, he is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to becoming an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank soon discovers that in order to succeed in this rural Norwegian society, he must resort to his old ways. Written by Anonymous

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His way or Norway. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Although Norwegian police are issued firearms they are not carried during the normal course of duty. Their firearms are stored, locked, in their patrol cars and can only be removed with the permission of someone in authority (the local police chief for example). They are not, as shown in the show, routinely carried. See more »

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Norwegian social satire meets Sopranos
16 January 2013 | by rehamsSee all my reviews

Lilyhammer, the story of the New York mobster 'Johnny' taking up witness refuge in Lillehammer, Norway, is a great little gem available on Netflix.

The story is simple and gets going fast: New York mafia guy rats out his 'family' to the FBI and is entered into the witness program. Instead of choosing to go somewhere in the US (or somewhere sunny), he goes to Norway after having fond memories of the 94 Winter Olympics. As you can imagine there's quite a clash of cultures between the entrepreneurial and direct American and the quite, socialist and subdued Norwegian culture. Add some romance, crime and friendships and you've got a great little story.

Don't be fooled by the presence of Steven Van Zandt from Sopranos. This is a satire/comedy made by the Norwegian TV channel NRK and aimed at Norwegians. A lot of the show is about the absurdities of a politically correct Norwegian bureaucracy and Norwegian culture in general. The American as an outsider, becomes the character who does and say the things many Norwegians wish they could do or say. Very funny, particularly if you know anything about Scandinavian culture already. Americans and others will be able to enjoy it anyway, since the show has some good performances from the acting cast and clever script. And of course, the gorgeous Norwegian countryside.

If you find yourself entertained and amused at Lilyhammer, check out the mockumentary 'Troll Hunters' also available on Netflix.


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Norway | USA

Release Date:

25 January 2012 (Norway) See more »

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NOK34,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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