Two 15 year old boys secretly meet up in the forest, only to witness a blood bath. They are seen, but escape trying to keep this as a secret, both in fear of the perpetrator and that their secret is revealed.




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Series cast summary:
Axel Bøyum ...  Philip 6 episodes, 2014
Odin Waage Odin Waage ...  Henning 6 episodes, 2014
Anneke von der Lippe ...  Helen Sikkeland 6 episodes, 2014
Per Kjerstad Per Kjerstad ...  Gjerningsmann / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Yngvild Støen Grotmol Yngvild Støen Grotmol ...  Camilla / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Kim Sørensen Kim Sørensen ...  Olle 6 episodes, 2014
Yngve Berven Yngve Berven ...  André / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Ingjerd Egeberg ...  Elisabeth 6 episodes, 2014
Reidar Sørensen Reidar Sørensen ...  President Sixers / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Bjørn Skagestad Bjørn Skagestad ...  Svend 5 episodes, 2014
Tobias Santelmann ...  Lars 5 episodes, 2014
Fridtjov Såheim ...  Runar 5 episodes, 2014
Anderz Eide ...  Riseth 5 episodes, 2014
Åsmund Brede Eike ...  Christer 5 episodes, 2014
Elyas Mohammed Elyas Mohammed ...  Kenneth 5 episodes, 2014
Mahmut Suvakci Mahmut Suvakci ...  Hamit / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Marianne Mørk Larsen Marianne Mørk Larsen ...  Laila 4 episodes, 2014
Tehilla Blad ...  Zana 4 episodes, 2014
Tone Beate Mostraum Tone Beate Mostraum ...  Guro 4 episodes, 2014
Frank Kjosås ...  Raymond 4 episodes, 2014
Elvira von der Lippe Elvira von der Lippe ...  Kathrine / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Eirik Haakenstad Dammyr Eirik Haakenstad Dammyr ...  Ronny 4 episodes, 2014
John Malden John Malden ...  Sixers medlem / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Duc Paul Mai-The Duc Paul Mai-The ...  Eirik Thømte / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Bjørn Moan Bjørn Moan ...  Stig 4 episodes, 2014
Robert Follin ...  Tommy 4 episodes, 2014
Mariann Hole Mariann Hole ...  Siri 3 episodes, 2014
Nils Nordberg Nils Nordberg ...  Mathisen 3 episodes, 2014
Øyvin Bang Berven Øyvin Bang Berven ...  Jørn 3 episodes, 2014
Espen Reboli Bjerke Espen Reboli Bjerke ...  Geir Tangen 3 episodes, 2014
Ingrid Vollan Ingrid Vollan ...  Wenche 3 episodes, 2014
Fredrik Skogsrud ...  Ove, SO 3 episodes, 2014
Daniel Aadne Daniel Aadne ...  Flemming 3 episodes, 2014
Randolf Walderhaug Randolf Walderhaug ...  Politimester / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Thomas S. Johansen Thomas S. Johansen ...  Ketil 3 episodes, 2014
Jesper Malm Jesper Malm ...  Bergquist / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Venild Ramsøy Halle Venild Ramsøy Halle ...  Jimmi 3 episodes, 2014
Nazmi Idrizi Nazmi Idrizi ...  Hamits livvakt 3 episodes, 2014
Cecilie A. Mosli Cecilie A. Mosli ...  Anne Britt 3 episodes, 2014
Irasj Asanti ...  Radkan 3 episodes, 2014


Two 15 year old boys secretly meet up in the forest, only to witness a blood bath. They are seen, but escape trying to keep this as a secret, both in fear of the perpetrator and that their secret is revealed.

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Release Date:

20 October 2014 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Ögonvittnet See more »


Box Office


NOK 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

NRK Drama See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the third episode, when Svend stops Philip from going to Henning, Svend said it was midnight. In the next scene, Svend joins Helen outside the house as sky appears to be in twilight just after sunset. Since the story is situated in southern Norway, the events must have occured around the summer solstice, when the Sun sets very late just below horizon to create the "white nights". See more »


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Norwegian TV has definitely got my attention!
2 July 2017 | by nikhil_kamraSee all my reviews

Yes, this is not a 10/10 rating. But that doesn't make this suspenseful thrilling drama any lesser than a MUST WATCH!

The only other Norwegian series that I've seen is SKAM. It blew over the internet, and I've got to say, it is a masterpiece. Now, I wasn't intending on watching any other Norwegian series, any time soon. But I really wanted to watch the US remake of this series, Eyewitness.

I read online (at a lot of places) that for the viewers of the original drama, that is, THIS, Eyewitness, the US remake was a complete and utter failure. And because I had some time on my hands, I gave this a go. And my, my, was it worth it! This certainly exceeded my expectations. Enough that I do not want to watch the US remake anymore. Not any time soon. Knowing myself, I will later on.

Let's get into it?


1. The acting! Norway has got some seriously talented people in their acting department. I mean as far as I remember, none of these actors are known to me. Just like none were from SKAM. And just like SKAM, they are a MASSIVELY talented bunch! A HUGE APPLAUSE!

2. The script and the idea. It's a fairly original idea and it's perfectly understandable that people in US made their own version of this. It IS that good, after all.

3. The execution. I cannot remember the last time, the conclusion of any series had me so tightly gripped!


1. It felt like the script was probably extended to fill in 6-hour long episodes. The excitement and the gripping tension of this dark series was little to non-existent in the middle of the series. Episodes 3 and 4, to be precise. Certain elements were really not required and could be done without.

2. Little to no conclusion. The series came extremely abruptly to a conclusion. We got the answers to all the "what" questions, but a lot of "how"s and "why"s were left unanswered.

3. Because there was no conclusion, there was no aftermath. AT ALL. Which is okay, but I really don't think it should have ended the way it did. A few more minutes could have done SO, SO much good! But, nevertheless. The review must go on!


1. This is NOT a "gay" series as some people point out. There is only a very little representation of it, despite it being a "central" plot. Now, that isn't a good OR a bad thing. It's just how it is.

2. A shout-out to the following actors/actresses, JUST BECAUSE: Axel Bøyum, Anneke von der Lippe, Per Kjerstad, Bjørn Skagestad, Tobias Santelmann. I don't even know how to pronounce these names, but these actors are really just AMAZING!


This series is not at all perfect but is definitely gripping, dark, and binge worthy. Despite the few pointless plots that lead to a few boring moments, and the extremely little conclusion that leaves many questions unanswered, this series is most definitely a MUST WATCH! If you're up to watch a Norwegian cinema/TV or a foreign crime drama in general, this is it!

I give it a hard earned and well deserved 7/10! :)

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