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Varg Veum - Kvinnen i kjøleskapet (2008)

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

Director:
Alexander Eik
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Crime/Thriller
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
-
RUNNING TIME
90 minutes
Producer:
Jonas Allen
Peter Bose
Screenwriter (from the book by Gunnar Staalesen):
Lars Skorpen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Varg Veum Trond Espen Seim ½
Hamre Bjørn Floberg
Hallvard Johnsen Dennis Storhøi ½
Anna Kathrine Fagerland ½
Arild Vestre Per Gørvell
Kjetil Christian Rubeck
Lise Føyner Kjersti Elvik
Isachsen Endre Hellestveit
Lillian Morten Rudå
Arne Samuelsen Erik Alexander Bjelke
Resepsjonist Torunn Fisketjøn

 

Review

Another well-paced and cleverly constructed installment in the Norwegian detective series about Varg Veum. This time he has to deal with half a woman's body in a refrigerator and a suspicious disappearance of a brilliant process engineer in the lucrative oil business. Trond Espen Seim propels the plot forward with unassuming relentlessness and Bjørn Floberg is providing witty and implicit support by his side. Alexander Eik's film is notable for a strong and emotive performance from Christian Rubeck and real human destinies in the midst of the traditional crime denouement, but unfortunately there are also the odd overdone plot twist and a some overly recognisable narrative development. With that said, there is no doubt that director Eik handles it all elegantly. And he also shoots the most scenic Veum so far.

Quotes

Hamre (Floberg): "Også syns jeg du skal vanne plantene dine, Veum, ellers så tørker dere ut begge to."

Copyright © 22.10.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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