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 ...
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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,
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 »
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,
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... See full summary »
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 »
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 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 »
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,
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 »
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 »
Erica's sister Anna is visiting at the same time as the TV program "Antiques cubed" is in town to record at the castle in Fjällbacka. When Anna runs into the TV host for the show, Claes ... See full summary »
Ellen Stenman Göransson
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 risking his pregnant wife if he wants to follow the case.Written by
A proper brick in the wall of distinguishable Scandinavian crime series
/refers to all 12 episodes/ Although I consider myself a fan of Scandinavian crime series, I have to admit that Varg Veum was my first familiarisation with a Norwegian one, I found the character by accident while just being curious whether Norway had something in line with Danish and Swedish creations. The beginning was a bit tardy and the episodes seemed a bit long (almost 1,5 hours instead of usual 45-60 minutes), but realistic incidents, natural development of characters, good acting and picturesque landscape facilitated an intensive watch of all the episodes in sequence. True, not all of them are of equal power and supporting cast is at times stronger than the star Trond Espen Seim (e.g. Bjørn Floberg and Nikolaj Lie Kaas), but the stories are versatile and "the good guys" have several setbacks as well, sometimes even fatal.
PS I you like Varg Veum series, you would like Vares series (Finland) as well - and vice versa. Many similarities regarding characters and approached topics, although the Finnish series includes more odd Nordic humour.
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