There are a number of Scandinavian produced TV series and films available to watch on the Internet which the Board of the American Scandinavian Society thinks you might enjoy. Each drama provides suitability notes regarding language, nudity, violence and smoking.
We hope you enjoy one or all of the programs. If you have any feedback we would be pleased to hear from you.
A political drama about a prime minister’s rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.
THE TWELFTH MAN (NORWAY)
This breathtaking action adventure tells an incredible true life story of heroism and a man’s unbreakable will to live. Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic …
In the near future, Russia initiates a “silk glove” invasion of Norway to restart oil production, but soon uncertainty, chaos and danger erupt. Starring: Henrik Mestad, Ane Dahl Torp, Eldar Skar. Creators: Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Karianne Lund, Jo Nesbø.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (NORWAY)
The constant comments on single life of 30 year old Johanne and society’s expectations of the perfect family Christmas finally gets to her. Johanne starts a 24 day hunt for a partner to bring home for Christmas. Created by Per-Olav Sørensen. With Ida Elise Broch, Gabrielle Leithaug, Hege Schøyen, Dennis Storhøi.
THE RESTAURANT (SWEDEN)
Stockholm, the day of peace in Europe 1945. A spontaneous kiss between two strangers during the celebration at Kungsgatan will have major consequences. Witness the series that drew comparisons to DOWNTON ABBEY and immediately became one of the most successful Swedish shows ever.
WOMAN AT WAR (ICELAND)
Halla, a choir conductor and eco-activist, plans to disrupt the operations of a Rio Tinto aluminum plant in the Icelandic Highlands, purposely damaging electricity pylons and wires to cut their power supply. One day, a long-forgotten application to adopt an orphan child from Ukraine is approved. At the same time, the government ramps up police and propaganda efforts in order to catch and discredit her. The film revolves around her attempts to reconcile her dangerous and illegal activism with the upcoming adoption.