Tommy Sweden (2014) Dir. Tarik Saleh  Hopefully the production details of this film will have made it abundantly clear that there are no deaf, dumb, and blind pinball wizards here so we can get that reference out of the way. What we do have is a gritty slice of Nordic Noir putting a unique and … Continue reading Tommy

Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

Department Q - The Absent One (Fasandræberne) Denmark (2014) Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard This gruesome, sinuous slice of Nordic Noir is the second film in the Department Q series based on the novels of Jussi Adler-Olsen, following 2013’s Keeper Of Lost Causes. As is usually the case, the cast list gives fans a chance to play … Continue reading Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time)

The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time) Denmark/Sweden (2013) Dir. Søren Kragh-Jacobsen By now, the phrase “Nordic Noir” will be something of a generic byword for the endless supply of superbly crafted dark, violent crime thrillers set in the gloomiest parts of Scandinavia. The Hour Of the Lynx, based on the stage play by … Continue reading The Hour Of The Lynx (I lossens time)

Echoes From The Dead (Skumtimmen)

Echoes From The Dead (Skumtimmen) Sweden (2013) Dir. Daniel Alfredson Marketing people must often be unpopular with filmmakers when their efforts to promote a film raises expectations in the eyes of the audience. The poster for Echoes From The Dead proudly proclaims “From The Producers Of The Millennium Trilogy” and the film is directed by … Continue reading Echoes From The Dead (Skumtimmen)

Northwest (Nordvest)

Northwest (Nordvest) Denmark (2013) Dir. Michael Noer Once again another slice of gritty Nordic Noir comes our way to give us further cause to avoid Scandinavia when booking our holidays all the way delivering more tense and thematically unpleasant confrontational dramatic cinema. The second feature film from former documentary maker Michael Noer takes us into … Continue reading Northwest (Nordvest)