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Varg Veum - Din til døden (2008)

Preceded by: Varg Veum - Tornerose (2008)
Succeeded by: Varg Veum - Falne engler (2008)

Director:
Erik Richter Strand
COUNTRY
Norway/Denmark
GENRE
Crime/Thriller
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
-
RUNNING TIME
90 minutes
Producer:
Jonas Allen
Peter Bose
Screenwriter (from the book by Gunnar Staalesen):
Kjersti Rasmussen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Varg Veum Trond Espen Seim
Anna Skjelstad Katherine Fagerland ½
Hamre Bjørn Floberg
Isachsen Endre Hellestveit ½
Wenche Sølje Bergmann
Jonas Henrik Mestad ½
Gunnar Våge Jon Kjetil Johnsen ½
Roar Ulrik Lullau

 

Review

Erik Richter Strand's second film in the Varg Veum series was released less than two months after its predecessor, Tornerose. This third film in the series is also the best, even if it may be inferior to its two older brothers in tenseness and suspense. In Din til døden, Veum finds himself in the midsts of a divorce with ramifications outside of the ordinary, ranging from car theft, murder, jealousy and robbery. The film is brilliantly set off, with some very skillful plot twists early on (including a fine scene inside a garage and an excellent segment with Seim, Mestad, Bergmann and Lullau). There is a lot more style and flair in the conduction of Din til døden than in the two prior films, and Richter Strand shows a delicate blend of tones throughout the film's different parts. Pleasing is also the increasingly tightknit and wonderfully acted relationship between Veum and Hamre. Seim and Floberg are absolutely magnetic together, and the subdued ending does wonders to an otherwise somewhat predictable final clear-up.

Copyright © 25.3.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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