NDR Television Airs Scandinavian Series of Prize-winning Films from the Nordic Film Days Lübeck

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.

Highlights, news, and videos by NFL guests can be found on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.com/nordicfilmdays. Press photos for festival films are available online at: /de/presse/pressefotos/index.html.

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)

Norway 2015

Dir: Kjersti Steinsbø, with Siren Jørgensen, Frode Winther

NDR premiere

Saturday, November 4, 1.10 am

Henning Mankell: “The White Lioness (Den vita lejoninna / Die weisse Löwin)

Sweden 1996

Dir: Pelle Berglund, with Rolf Lasgard

Saturday, November 4, 2:50 am

“Reykjavik – Rotterdam” (Reykjavik – Rotterdam: Tödliche Lieferung)

Iceland 2008

Dir: Oskar Jónasson, with Baltasar Kormákur

Sunday, November 5, 12:05 am

“When Animals Dream” (Når dyrene drømmer) 

Denmark 2015

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

NDR premiere

Sunday, November 12, 12:05 am

“The Hour of the Lynx” (I lossens time / In der Stunde des Luchses)

Denmark 2013

Dir: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, with Sofie Gråbøl, Frederik Johansen

Monday, November 13, 11:15 pm

“Glass Dolls” (Glassdukkene / Glaspuppen)

Norway 2014

Dir: Nils Gaup, with Stig Henrik Hoff

NDR premiere

Sunday, November 19, 12:05 am

“Maria Wern, Kripo Gotland – Vergeltung“

Sweden 2016

Dir: Erik Leijonborg, with Eva Röse

Monday, November 20, 11:15 pm

“Life in a Fishbowl” (Vonarstræti / Strasse der Hoffnung)

Iceland 2014

Dir: Baldvin Zophoniasson, with Thorsteinn Bachmann, Hera Hilmarsdóttir

Sunday, November 26, 12:05 am

“Maria Wern, Kripo Gotland – Eine andere Welt”

Sweden 2016

Dir: Erik Leijonborg, with Eva Röse

Sunday, December 3, 12:05 am

“Kommissar Beck – Die neuen Fälle: Russisches Roulette”

Sweden 1997

Dir: Pelle Seth, with Peter Haber, Mikael Persbrandt

Press contact:

Silke Lehmann, Luisa Wellhausen, Svenja Knoke, Melissa Harms
Nordic Film Days Lübeck 
Press and publicity department
Schildstr. 12, 23539 Lübeck
Tel: + 49 / (0) 451 / 122 1455