NORDIC NOIR

‘Nordic Noir’ is the widely-used popular term used to describe the new wave of Scandinavian crime fiction and drama that was recently re-energised by the massive popularity of the Steig Larsson Millennium trilogy of books and films. Now a genre in its own right, it is also the name of the Arrow Films imprint brand which is dedicated to and encompasses the very best in Scandinavian drama and film that has captivated the nation ever since Detective Inspector Sarah Lund first switched on her torch and donned that particularly iconic Faroese jumper. Now boasting a catalogue of over a dozen releases, including Wallander, The Killing Trilogy, Borgen and The Bridge, as well as films such as Swedish blockbusters The Hunters and False Trail plus classic Danish series’ Unit One and The Protectors, the brand has since ventured into the physical space with regular film club screening events and Q&A’s with the series’ very most celebrated stars.

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