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‘The Guilty’ producer heads to Norwegian mountains for comedy ‘Men Of The Wild’ (exclusive)

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TrustNordisk is handling international sales.

TrustNordisk will handle sales on Thomas Daneskov’s comedy Men of the Wild, produced by Lina Flint at Nordisk Film Spring, the outfit behind The Guilty.

Daneskov co-wrote the film with award-winning author Morten Pape.

The film started shooted in the mountains of Norway on October22 and will wrap on November 26.

Rasmus Bjerg and Zaki Youssef star in the comedy about a Danish man who runs away from his modern life to find himself in nature. But he finds himself on the run with an unlikely companion.

The cast also includes Sofie Grabol, Jonas Bergen Rahmanzadeh and Bjørn Sundquist.
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‘The Revenant’ Star Kristoffer Joner To Front Nordic Action Thriller ‘The Machinery’ For Svod Viaplay

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‘The Revenant’ Star Kristoffer Joner To Front Nordic Action Thriller ‘The Machinery’ For Svod Viaplay
The Revenant and Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Kristoffer Joner is to front Swedish-Norwegian action thriller The Machinery for Svod service Viaplay.

The Nordic Entertainment Group-backed streaming service has ordered the eight-part series, to debut in 2020.

It is the latest original for the company, which is rapidly ramping up its slate of originals with A-list talent. In May, Deadline revealed that Brendan Fraser is to star in The Professionals, a loose remake of the Christian Slater-fronted action movie Soldiers of Fortune for the platform, and in March it signed up Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak to create Margeaux, an international drama about the Munich Olympic massacre.

In The Machinery, Joner plays family man Olle, who wakes up on a ferry between Sweden and Norway with no memory of how he got there. What happened? Why is there a gun, a balaclava and a suitcase full of cash next to him?
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'Børning' wins at Norway's Amandas

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'Børning' wins at Norway's Amandas
Norwegian director Hallvard Bræin’s action comedy Børning received both the jury and the audiences’ film prize at the ceremony in Haugesund’s Maritim HallScroll down for full list of winners

Norwegian director Hallvard Bræin’s feature debut, Børning – a local twist of Cannonball Run (1981), which became last year’s most popular Norwegian film, taking 381,648 admissions – was also the big winner at the Amanda awards ceremony in Haugesund on Saturday (Aug 15).

At the TV2 Norge televised presentation in Haugesund’s Maritim Hall, preceding today’s opening of the 43rd Norwegian International Film Festival, Børning received Amandas – Norway’s national film prizes - including Best Norwegian Feature, the People’s Amanda, Best Supporting Actor (Henrik Mestad) and Best Sound Design (Fredric Vogel, Petter Fladeby).

The frontrunner for the awards - Norwegian director Bent Hamer 1001 Grams (1001 gram), which has so far toured 25 international film festivals – was nominated in six categories, but won only Best Original Screenplay.

For the first
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Scandinavian 2015 Review: In Here Is Harold, Ikea Looms Over Blackly Comic Trauma

Here Is Harold kicked off the Scandinavian Film Festival last night in typically dour, dark and chillingly humorous style; muted comedy peaked through a very basic tale of revenge stemming from the wrong place.Harold (Bjørn Sundquist) has lost everything; his family furniture store, his money, and his wife soon after. In the increasingly grim surroundings of his life Harold finds purpose and drive in avenging his sorry state of affairs. It all started of course when a giant Ikea store opened opposite his humble furniture shop in Norway. Thinking he can weather the changes six months passes and unfortunately capitalism wins, as does common sense, with most consumers wanting to buy things for the moment, not something that will last forever; a reminder of...

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New Ragnarok One-Sheet Slithers In

Comic Book Resources nailed down an exclusive look at the new Ragnarok (now available on iTunes and On Demand) poster, which was designed by Wonton Soup creator James Stokoe! Check it out!

Mikkel Brænne Sandemose's Ragnarok was written by John Kåre Raake. Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin, and Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd star.

Synopsis

Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic "man knows little" written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology.

When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group, and their adventure
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New Ragnarok Clip Attacks

A new clip for Ragnarok (now available on iTunes and On Demand) has arrived via Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing, and we have it for you right here. Seems like we've been talking about this one forever, no?

Mikkel Brænne Sandemose's Ragnarok was written by John Kåre Raake. Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin, and Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd star.

Synopsis

Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic "man knows little" written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology.

When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group,
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Hang on Tight for Another Ragnarok Clip and a Promo Teaser Spot

Ragnarok debuted this past Friday on iTunes, On Demand, and in limited theatres; and Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing want to make sure it stays on your radar so to kick off the work week, we have another clip and a quick promo spot for the flick.

Be sure to hang on tight as danger lurks below the water in this nail-biting clip from Mikkel Brænne Sandemose's Ragnarok!

The film was written by John Kåre Raake. Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin, and Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd star.

Synopsis

Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic "man knows little" written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology.

When his friend
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See this Ragnarok Clip Through the Eye of Odin

With Ragnarok available Today via iTunes, On Demand, and in limited theatres, Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing have unveiled a new clip from the film, in which archeologists unlock the code that leads to one of the biggest secrets in history.

Mikkel Brænne Sandemose directed the film, which was written by John Kåre Raake. Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin, and Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd star.

Synopsis

Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic "man knows little" written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology.

When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map.
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Here Is Harold makes sales

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Norwegian road movie, about a man who sets out to kidnap the founder of Ikea, sold to Europe and Asia.

TrustNordisk has secured sales of Here Is Harold, first shown in Cannes as a three-minute promo.

The feature has been sold to Germany (Nfp), Japan (Nikkatsu Corporation), Switzerland (Frenetec Films), Czech Republic (Film Europe), Greece (FeelGood Entertainment S.A) and Estonia (Estin Film).

Here Is Harold is based on a novel by Frode Grytten and stars Bjørn Sundquist (Ragnarok). The road movie revolves around the owner of a small furniture shop who sets out on a quest to kidnap his biggest competitor, the founder of Ikea.

It marks the fourth features of director Gunnar Vikene whose previous film, Vegas, won the jury prize at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

Producer is Maria Ekerhovd and executive producer is Axel Helgeland from Mer Film. It is co-produced by Lizette Jonjic and Daniel Andersson from Migma Film, Filmpool Nord and Fuzz
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Ragnarok (2013) Us & International Movie Trailers: A Serpent Destroys

Ragnarok Trailers. Mikkel Brænne Sandemose‘s Ragnarok / Gåten Ragnarok (2013) Us and International movie trailers stars Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin, and Vera Rudi. Ragnarok‘s plot synopsis: “Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only [...]

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Official Ragnarok Trailer Rampages In

The official trailer for the Norwegian flick Ragnarok has arrived, and we have every fantasy-strewn pixel of it right here for you. Check it out and look for more on this one soon!

Mikkel Brænne Sandemose directed the film, which was written by John Kåre Raake. Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin, and Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd star. Look for the flick in theatres, on iTunes, and on demand August 15th.

Synopsis

Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic "man knows little" written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology. When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the
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An Epic Treasure Hunt Begins in Second 'Ragnarok' Trailer

An Epic Treasure Hunt Begins in Second 'Ragnarok' Trailer
An archaeolgist and his friend go on an epic treasure hunt in the second trailer for Ragnarok, nine months after Magnolia Picures debuted the first trailer in September. P&#229l Sverre Valheim Hagen and Nicolai Cleve Broch star as Signurd Svendsen and Allan, who explore an area known as "No man's land" between Norway and Russia, on a quest for a treasure that could unlock the secret behind Ragnarok, which signifies the end of days in Norse mythology. Watch as the ancient beast behind this mystery is teased in the latest footage for this upcoming adventure, in theaters August 15.

Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen (P&#229l Sverre Valheim Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic &#180man knows little` written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology.
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TrustNordisk taking 'Harold' to Cannes

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TrustNordisk has picked up the rights to Here Is Harold and will introduce the Norwegian dramedy to buyers in Cannes.

The film, based on a novel by Frode Grytten, is from Norwegian production company Mer Film, whose I Am Yours was Norway’s submission for the Best Foreign-Language Academy Award.

Starring Bjørn Sundquist (Ragnarok) in the leading role, the humorous road movie revolves around the owner of a small furniture shop who sets out on a quest to kidnap his biggest competitor, the founder of Ikea. Unfortunately, the Ikea boss is quite happy to be kidnapped.

It marks the fourth feature of director Gunnar Vikene, whose 2009 film Vegas won a number of festival awards including the Jury Prize at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

Here Is Harold is produced by Maria Ekerhovd and executive produced by Axel Helgeland from Mer Film, co-produced by Lizette Jonjic and Daniel Andersson from Migma Film, Filmpool Nord and Fuzz
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Full Schedule Unveiled for The Stanley Film Festival

Shine on, kids! The full schedule for the Stanley Film Festival, which runs at the iconic and historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Co, April 24-27, has been announced; and we have all the details you need right here. Dig it!

From the Press Release

The Stanley Film Festival (Sff), produced by the Denver Film Society and presented by NBC Universal's Chiller, announced today its Opening Night film and several special event highlights and experiences taking place at the four-day event (April 24-27, 2014).

The Stanley Film Festival celebrates the best in independent horror cinema at the hotel that inspired The Shining. The Festival will host a full slate of films, panels, competitions, and special events - all at the beautiful and historically haunted Stanley Hotel.

The Stanley Film Festival will open Thursday, April 24, with a Gala Presentation of an original documentary from EPiX, Doc of the Dead. Directed by Colorado
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The Stanley Film Festival Announces Full Program, Including The Sacrament, Dead Snow 2

The Stanley Hotel launched its first annual Stanley Film Festival last year and put together an impressive group of horror films and guests. After initially announcing Doc of the Dead as their opening film, we now have the full programming list, which includes screenings of The Sacrament, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, and much more:

“The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its full line-up and schedule. As previously announced, Doc of the Dead will open Sff. The festival, taking place April 24-27, will close with the mockumentary from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), What We Do In The Shadows, about a house of vampires trying to get back in touch with modern society. Throughout the four-day celebration of the best in horror cinema, Sff will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels,
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Great Trailer for the Norwegian Adventure Thriller Ragnarok

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It looks like the Norwegians have made another great movie! I loved Kon-Tiki, but this new film dives into some fun, supernatural legends. It's an action adventure thriller called Ragnarok. Here's what the movie is about,

Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic 'man knows little' written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology. When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group and their adventure leads to "No man's Land" between Norway and Russia, which has been deserted for decades. Here Sigurd learns the true meaning of
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Ragnarok Trailer

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Following its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas over the weekend, Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for Ragnarok. P&#229l Sverre Valheim Hagen stars as an archaeologist trying to unlock the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days event from Norse mythology. He teams up with his friend Allan (Nicolai Cleve Broch) on an expedition to "No man's land," between Norway and Russia, where they discover a horrifying secret. Magnolia Pictures has not announced when Ragnarok will debut in theaters, but, while we wait for that announcement, take a look at the latest footage from director Mikkel Br&#230nne Sandemose's thriller.

Ragnarok comes to theaters September 2013 and stars Sofia Helin, Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Bjørn Sundquist, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd, Julian Podolski. The film is directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose.
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The Trailer for Norwegian Action Adventure Ragnarok

The full trailer for Mikkel Sandemose's Norwegian action adventure Ragnarok , starring Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist and Sofia Helin, is online and can be watched below! Magnolia Pictures will release the film in North America in October. Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic 'man knows little' written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology. When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group and their adventure...
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The Trailer for the Fantastic Fest Entry Ragnarok

The full trailer for Mikkel Sandemose's Norwegian action adventure Ragnarok, starring Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist and Sofia Helin, is online and can be watched inside!  The film recently played to audiences at Fantastic Fest.  Expect our review shortly.

Magnolia Pictures will release the film in North America in October. Archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic 'man knows little' written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology. When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group and their adventure leads to "No man's Land" between Norway and Russia,
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The Gates of Ragnarok Open for Vikings and Monsters

More foreign horror is on its way in the form of Ragnarok or The Gates of Ragnarok or The Enigma of Ragnarok or Gåten Ragnarok or whatever else they settle on the title to be. Either way, we have details, art, and an English subtitled trailer.

Synopsis

Norwegian production company Fantefilm is behind the upcoming large scale action-adventure film, which stars actor Pål Sverre Hagen (Kon-tiki, 2012) as an archeologist obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. Convinced that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology, with his two children he mounts an expedition to "No Man's Land" between Norway and Russia, which holds a secret more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

Mikkel Brænne Sandemose directs from a screenplay by John Kåre Raake. Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist, Nicolai Cleve Broch, and Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd co-star.

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