Lübeck, Oct. 31, 2017. In November, the Nordic Film Days Lübeck and their long-term media partner NDR will present a total of 11 Scandinavian classics on public television. On nine evenings from November 4 through December 3, 2017, fans of Scandinavian cinema and NDR viewers will be treated to film and television productions including prize-winning works such as "Heartstone" (Hjartasteinn / Herzstein), which was shown at the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck in 2016. Many of the other films to be aired have also been shown at the Nordic Film Days Lübeck. The broadcasts range from suspenseful thrillers and crime series, to touching dramas.
The series kicks off on NDR television on Saturday, November 4, 2017 with “Scandinavian thriller night”. At 11:25 pm, viewers can watch "Revenge" (Hevn / Rache), directed by Kjersti Steinsbø. In the nail-biting thriller, which was shown as part of the Competition section at the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck in 2016, a travel journalist says she is writing an article about hotel manager Morten, but the two are bound together by a terrible crime in the past – a ruthless game of revenge and guilt unfolds against stunning Norwegian scenery. Immediately following that, at 1:10 am, NDR will show “The White Lioness” (Den vita lejoninna / Die weisse Löwin), featuring detective Wallander in a film by Pelle Berglund, which was shown in 2000 at the Nordic Film Days. Wallander has to prevent an assassination attempt on Nelson Mandela to ensure South Africa’s peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy. The excitement continues at 2:50 am with the Icelandic film “Reykjavik – Rotterdam” (Reykjavik – Rotterdam: Tödliche Lieferung), directed by Oskar Jonasson, which was shown in 2009 in Competition at the 51st Nordic Film Days Lübeck
One of the highlights of the NDR programme is the German TV premiere of Iceland’s “Heartstone” (Hjartasteinn / Herzstein) on Monday, November 6 at 11:15 pm. This drama by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson won the NDR Film Prize worth 12,500 euros at the last Nordic Film Days Lübeck, and went on to win awards at numerous other festivals. It’s the story of the relationship between two young boys that changes forever one summer. A drama about growing up in a village where being different is a burden.
The 2014 NDR Film Prize winner, "Life in a Fishbowl" (Vonarstræti / Strasse der Hoffnung) will be shown on Monday, November 20 at 11:15 pm. Before that, NDR will air two Danish films dealing with human extremes. “When Animals Dream” (Når dyrene drømmer) with Lars Mikkelsen, on November 5 at 12:05 am, and “The Hour of the Lynx” (I lossens time / In der Stunde des Luchses) on November 12, also at 12:05 am. The thriller “Glass Dolls” (Glassdukkene / Glaspuppen) by Nils Gaup will celebrate its German free-TV premiere on Monday, November 13 on NDR. The director’s film “Pathfinder" was nominated for an Oscar.
To close out the series, episodes from the Swedish crime series about Maria Wern and the Gotland police will be shown on November 19 and 26 at 12:05 am, and on December 3 at 12:05 am, Swedish detective Beck will be on air.
Below you will find the complete programme of the “Scandinavian Film Series” on NDR in honour of the 59th Nordic Film Days Lübeck.
Advance ticket sales for the upcoming 59th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 1 – 5, 2017) began on October 28, 2017. Tickets can be purchased online at the festival homepage and at www.cinestar.de.
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The NDR Scandinavian Film Series air dates:
Scandinavian thriller night on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11:25 pm
Saturday, November 4, 23.25 pm
“Revenge” (Hevn / Rache)
Dir: Kjersti Steinsbø, with Siren Jørgensen, Frode Winther
Saturday, November 4, 1.10 am
Henning Mankell: “The White Lioness” (Den vita lejoninna / Die weisse Löwin)
Dir: Pelle Berglund, with Rolf Lasgard
Saturday, November 4, 2:50 am
“Reykjavik – Rotterdam” (Reykjavik – Rotterdam: Tödliche Lieferung)
Dir: Oskar Jónasson, with Baltasar Kormákur
Sunday, November 5, 12:05 am
“When Animals Dream” (Når dyrene drømmer)
Dir: Jonas Alexander Arnby, with Sonja Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen
Monday, November 6, 11:15 pm
“Heartstone” (Hjartasteinn / Herzstein)
Iceland / Denmark 2016
Dir: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, with Bardur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Søren Malling
Sunday, November 12, 12:05 am
“The Hour of the Lynx” (I lossens time / In der Stunde des Luchses)
Dir: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, with Sofie Gråbøl, Frederik Johansen
Monday, November 13, 11:15 pm
“Glass Dolls” (Glassdukkene / Glaspuppen)
Dir: Nils Gaup, with Stig Henrik Hoff
Sunday, November 19, 12:05 am
“Maria Wern, Kripo Gotland – Vergeltung“
Dir: Erik Leijonborg, with Eva Röse
Monday, November 20, 11:15 pm
“Life in a Fishbowl” (Vonarstræti / Strasse der Hoffnung)
Dir: Baldvin Zophoniasson, with Thorsteinn Bachmann, Hera Hilmarsdóttir
Sunday, November 26, 12:05 am
“Maria Wern, Kripo Gotland – Eine andere Welt”
Dir: Erik Leijonborg, with Eva Röse
Sunday, December 3, 12:05 am
“Kommissar Beck – Die neuen Fälle: Russisches Roulette”
Dir: Pelle Seth, with Peter Haber, Mikael Persbrandt
Silke Lehmann, Luisa Wellhausen, Svenja Knoke, Melissa Harms
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