Tag Archives: Borgen

Everything is Mine by Ruth Lillegraven #Norway

Everything Is Mine is set between contemporary urban Oslo and the fjords of rural western Norway. The main characters are Clara and Henrik. Clara works at the Ministry of Justice and Henrik is a doctor. Their relationship is under some strains but is functioning. They have two children, good jobs, a beautiful house. One day […]

Nordic Film Festival in Glasgow, London and more! #nordicfilm15

The Nordic Film Festival is going on tour in January and coming to our doorsteps in Glasgow (also Bristol and Nottingham).  The festival starts in  London from tomorrow, December 4th and runs to December 13th. The 4th edition of Nordic Film Festival brings together another diverse mix of features, docs and shorts from the Nordic […]

Nordic Noir Night Before Christmas

To everyone who reads our blog, members of the Facebook group and followers on Twitter, thank you for your input, friendly words and your opinions. We hope 2014 is full of interesting Nordic Noir events and you continue to enjoy sharing this with us. The Nordic Noir Team (Miriam, Christine, Sheila and Douglas) ‘Twas the […]

Borgen Series Three, Episodes 1 A Child of Denmark & 2 The Land is Built on Law

As Sidse mentioned at  Nordicana earlier this year Borgen 3 has a different feel to it.  After tonight’s two introductory episodes I would say it felt less political and more personal, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that changes over the course of the series.  Initially it felt a bit empty but Katrine’s haphazard torn […]

DVD Review: The Protectors – Season Two

Originally posted on Euro But Not Trash:
With two BAFTA awards under its belt and a nomination for The Bridge, Arrow Films has resisted the temptation to rest on its laurels and instead is captialising on the success it has had introducing UK audiences to contemporary based slices of Danish and Swedish drama by preparing…

Reading the signs?

Nordic Noir has really taken off on TV and captured an audience on Saturday nights at 9pm on BBC4 – the ‘Subtitle Slot’ as I like to think of it. So what is the attraction? I’m trying to pin it down for me. Of course, one point is, that it is an alternative to standard […]

Wonderful Wonderful TV Tourism

A member of the group recently visited Copenhagen and a slice of TV tourism was experienced  when an organised  walking tour themed around The  Killing was taken. A little brochure accompanied the tour.  If you click on the photos you will be able to see larger versions.

Nordicana – A two day show celebrating Nordic Noir fiction, film and TV (Day 2)

 On Sunday the big draw was the Borgen Screening and Dramatising Politics panel discussion. Initially episode 16 was shown, this is said to be the best ever episode of Borgen. It’s the one where the audience find out about Kaspar’s back story and Birgitte has to decide about her daughter taking anti-depressants. The large and […]

Nordicana – A two day show celebrating Nordic Noir fiction, film and TV (Day 1)

The length of the queue  on a cloudy Saturday morning in Clerkenwell, London was surprisingly long, showing just how popular the Nordic noir  genre has become.  Upon closer inspection it became obvious that for the vast majority of people attending at 10.30am was probably a civilised time in their day just after morning coffee and […]

Italian Noir

The post on Borgen Suppers relates the story of the origins of our collective interest in NOIR, especially its nordic-themed variety, rendered in the ‘dogme’ cinematic style. We’d have sicilian lunches to chew the cud around plot, character and landscape. So it was with some interest that I came across this piece in todays Guardian. […]