To celebrate the release of Follow the Money on DVD and Blu-ray this week, we have teamed up with Radio Times and VisitDenmark to give you the chance to experience the Danish capital with a trip for two!
Trapped transported audiences on BBC Four to the mountainous landscapes of East Iceland, the capital of Reykjavik and the infamous fishing village of Siglufjörður. Discover more about the Icelandic Noir setting here.
Here is our guide to the finest Scandi-crime and drama home releases on DVD and Blu-ray this year. From historical epics to family dramas, black comedy and even a British series with a hint of Swedish.
In our own version of the sales event of the season ‘Black Friday’ – we will be bringing the holiday cheer with a Scandi-crime twist. Get ready for the Nordic Noir & Beyond store to open this November!
As audiences find themselves being pulled along by the alluring current of River on BBC One, we spoke to director Richard Laxton and actor Adeel Akhtar to break the surface and explore the show’s mysterious depths.
Read our interview here with the new boss of ‘The A Unit’ Malin Arvidsson. With her prowess and perfect hair, we found out what it has been like to play a strong female lead and the best places to visit in the Swedish capital.
With the third season rapidly approaching on 21st November to BBC Four, we are offering you the chance to catch up on The Bridge with special offer DVD and Blu-ray boxsets exclusively from the Arrow Film Shop!
One of the greatest – and definitely Top 10 Detectives of Nordic Noir – is available at a special offer price this week. Take home the best crime cases from Rolf Lassgård and Krister Henriksson as Sweden’s distinguished inspector Kurt Wallander.
We are happy to announce the ‘Summer Sale’ this month on a wide range of exclusive merchandise that any true fan of Nordic Noir & Beyond cannot afford to miss. Check out our offers for a limited time only…
One of Nordic Noir’s most beloved and talked about shows, The Bridge, returned to British television screens earlier in the year to a euphoric reception. It comes in at third place on our best of 2014 list.
As we move into the top 5 section of our best of the year countdown, we travel back to February and reminisce about the two day Nordicana festival which saw some of the biggest stars in all of Nordic film and television descend upon London.
Along with Generation War, another Beyond title that turned many heads was Italian gangster series Gomorrah. Based upon Roberto Saviano’s shocking expose of the Naples Camorra, the show saw the rise of a right hand man to mafia boss, in the midst of a family feud and warring gangs.
The Oscar nominated Norwegian drama Kon-Tiki is released in cinemas this week. It tells the fascinating true story of Thor Heyerdahl and how he and a group of friends sailed from South America to the Polynesian Islands in the Southern Pacific. Here is why you should see it.
With the year drawing to a close we are taking a look back at a sensational year for Nordic Noir and Beyond. Over the next 10 days we will be revealing our 10 highlights of the year. Kicking off the countdown is Aksel Hennie’s jaw dropping performance in the Norwegian thriller Pioneer.
As Christmas draws closer and we are reunited with our family and loved ones, our spirits begin to raise as the festive season evokes all round happiness. But in Denmark the feeling of goodwill can be experienced all year and can be found in the smallest of things
To celebrate the upcoming festive season and a successful year for Nordic Noir and Beyond we are giving two lucky readers the chance to win a mystery Nordic Noir goodybag that will contain a secret selection of Nordic treats.
This years Nordic Film Festival runs from November 26– December 7 and will take place around the UK in cities including London, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle and will showcase some of the best new films from Scandinavia.
Over the past decade and more, the UK and Denmark have changed the face of quality TV drama, sharing as they have 10 of the last 12 Best International Drama Emmy awards between them. And it’s from Denmark’s national broadcaster DR, responsible for series such as Borgen, The Killing and The Bridge, that we welcome The Legacy, set to become the most popular Nordic Noir series yet.
Featuring an all-star Nordic cast including Trine Dyrholm, Carsten Bjørnlund and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, the series, comes courtesy of the creators behind Borgen and The Killing. Writer Maya Ilsøe created The Legacy and we were lucky enough to chat with her and two of the lead stars (Trine Dyrholm who plays Gro and Carsten Bjørnlund who plays Frederick) about their new series and the various dynamics of their characters.
Taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland this weekend is Iceland Noir, the Scandinavian nations premiere festival of crime fiction. From Thursday evening right through to Sunday, the festival will celebrate some of the countries best crime writers as well as others from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Britain and America.
Ahead of the television premiere of The Legacy on November 26, starring Christian Bjørnlund, we are giving you the chance to purchase a copy of his previous Nordic Noir role in The Killing II, for a very special price.
Established Danish actor Carsten Bjørnlund returns to our screens in a lead role in family drama The Legacy but he will be more recognisable to fans of The Killing. Bjørnlund played Major Christian Søgaard in the second series of the crime thriller and this week we take a look back at his supporting but eye catching role.
Award-winning actress Trine Dyrholm has a career that has spanned over twenty years. Noted for her roles in Festen and Susanne Bier’s Oscar-winning drama In a Better World, she now returns to our television screens in Danish drama The Legacy. We take a look at the career of one of Scandinavia’s most talented actresses.
Even though Kurt grabs all the headlines it is important to remember that there is more than just one Wallander. This week we celebrate the wonderful Johanna Sällström’s performance as Linda Wallander.
The sensational and critically acclaimed first season of the Italian crime series Gomorrah, is now available to own on DVD and Blu-Ray. To celebrate the release we are giving you the chance to win a copy on DVD.
Last week we brought you news that series 2 of The Bridge had been nominated for a Specsavers Crime Thriller Award in the Best International Series category. Well, now you can find out if Saga and Martin prevailed or not.
If you were recently infatuated with the Italian crime series Gomorrah, you’ll be pleased to know that the series is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. If you are hungry for more Italian noir, then lucky for you there are two more titles fresh on the shelves today, under the exciting new sub label Criminale Italia.
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Italian series, Gomorrah, has been thrilling audience’s recently on Sky Atlantic but has now drawn to a close. Fear not though as the series is now available to pre-order.
Australian series The Code, has successfully transcended the stereotypes that come with Australian television and has created a tight and entertaining crime thriller. Here’s what the critics have to say.
A new Australian thriller is beginning on BBC Four which is bound to tickle the fancy of more than a few of you Nordic fanatics. After two brothers publish a video of a suspicious accident in the outback, a political outrage breaks out which could threaten the brothers lives.
On offer this week is the epic World War II drama Generation War. This 3-part German series follows a group of friends, from Berlin, who are caught up in the conflict in 1941. All eager to contribute to their countries effort, the group of five, says their farewells and venture off into different aspects of the war, vowing to reunite at Christmas.
Søren Malling is one of the leading actors to emerge from Denmark in recent years. Having appeared in acclaimed shows and films such as The Killing, Borgen and A Hijacking, this week he appears in the big DVD release The Hour Of The Lynx. To celebrate this esteemed actors career we take a look back on his best roles to date.
With the seasons changing and those early nights getting a lot darker, crime and international TV series are once again set to dominate your viewing schedule and this year is looking to be an exceptional line up. With new shows from Denmark, Australia and Britain set to hit the air, plus the return of a few favourites, it’ll be worth staying in this year.
We here at Nordic Noir take great care in giving our loyal readers the best of Nordic Noir news and insight. In order for us to acknowledge what is best for our readers, and giving more of what you want to see, we ask that you would take part in our new survey. Each entrant will be in with a chance of winning a Nordic Noir Goody Bag.
And now for something – well, slightly different. The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is not only an incredible title, it’s a new Swedish film coming to cinemas on Friday
Marking the final episode of Wallander, broadcast at 9.00pm on BBC Four this Saturday, why not take advantage of our offer of the week, and grab your copy of the first seven Krister Henriksson films for just £10.
Amber is a new Irish crime series that has just begun on BBC Four. Starring Eva Birthistle and David Murray, the series sees the duo play the recently divorced parents of a 14-year-old Amber Bailey who, one day, fails to arrive at her best friend’s house and return home.
Starting on 29 May and running until 26 June, the Institut Français in London will be hosting a series of literary events with some of the leading exponents of French noir fiction in conversation with their counterparts from the UK and Europe.
Film Friday returns, and this week we’re revisiting the tense thriller Exit. Mads Mikkelsen, star of Oscar-nominated Nordic film The Hunt, plays Thomas, a businessman on the brink of selling a valuable stake in his investment firm.
Pioneer is a Norwegian thriller which is in selected UK cinemas now. It tells the true story of the first group of deep sea divers employed by the Norwegian government to lay the pipelines for the countries prospering oil industry in the 1980’s.
There’s more quality European drama to look out for later this month, as the BBC has announced that the much-anticipated World War II mini-series Generation War will start on Saturday 26 April on BBC 2.
In the latest in our series of exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews from Nordicana, we talk to Sidse Babett Knudsen, star of hit TV series Borgen in which she plays Danish Prime Minster Birgitte Nyborg.