Some recent Scandinavia dvds release

BLACK LAKE: THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE (15) 2016 SWEDEN £22.99
Johan gathers his friends together for a trip to the abandoned Black Lake ski resort, which he hopes to reopen. However, during their stay at the remote hotel, the group is plagued by a succession of unexplainable and frightening events which lead them to discover the real reason Black Lake was abandoned.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DARKLAND (15) 2017 DENMARK AHMAD, FENAR £19.99
Zaid, who has emerged from a troubled background to become a successful doctor, finds he is drawn into another world when is brother is murdered by a local drug gang. Zaid teams up with old acquaintances to avenge his brothers death.

In Danish with English subtitles

LAND OF MINE (15) 2015 DENMARK ZANDVLIET, MARTIN £14.99
After Germany’s surrender in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners are handed over to Danish sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen to clear the Danish coastline of thousands of live landmines. Promising them that they will be free to return home once the job is done, Rasmussen quickly sends the boys out onto the beaches to begin their dangerous assignment.

However, as the group’s inexperience starts to show, Carl soon finds himself forming a strong bond with his young charges as they attempt to carry on with their daunting task.

In Danish with English subtitles

LOUIS AND LUCA – THE BIG CHEESE RACE (U) 2015 NORWAY SIVERTSEN , RASMUS A. £14.99
Animated childrens film in which Louis makes a large bet that his team will win the Cheese Race. With his best buddy Luca the Hedgehog and clever Alfie on his team Louis believes they are unbeatable.

In Norwegian with English subtitles

A MAN CALLED OVE (15) 2015 SWEDEN HOLM, HANNES £17.99
Comedy drama adapted from Fredrik Backman’s novel. Spending his days visiting his wife’s grave and doing his best to avoid those closest to him, surly 59-year-old widow Ove has earned a reputation amongst his neighbours for his bad temper and strict principles. However, when pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the home opposite, Ove’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better.

In Swedish with English subtitles

THE OATH (15) 2016 ICELAND KORMÁKUR, BALTASAR £18.99
Icelandic thriller which follows a desperate father as he attempts to free his eldest daughter from the clutches of her drug dealing boyfriend.

In Icelandic with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

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Swedish crime series – MIDNIGHT SUN – released on dvd

Midnight SunMIDNIGHT SUN (15) 2016 SWEDEN £29.99
All eight episodes from the Swedish crime drama. French detective Kahina Zadi travels from Paris a remote mining community in northern Sweden, to investigate the murder, by a serial killer, of a French citizen.

Zadi teams up with the local chief prosecutor in the hope she can close the case quickly. However, when more bodies begin appearing in the small town it soon becomes clear the team are dealing with a sadistic serial killer as a much wider conspiracy is revealed.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

 

 

Lasse Hallström’s – MY LIFE AS A DOG – re-issued on dual format

My Life As a DogMY LIFE AS A DOG (PG) SWEDEN 1985 HALLSTROM, LASSE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £19.99
Based on the novel by Reidar Jonsson, the film follows troubled 12-year-old Ingemar growing up in 1950’s Sweden.

After his mother falls ill, Ingemar is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle in the country. Here with the help of friends he comes to term with her mothers illness.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Swedish crime series – MODUS – out on dvd

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MODUS (15) 2015 SWEDEN £28.99
Former FBI profiler return back to Sweden to spend more time with her children. However  when her daughter witnesses a brutal murder, she is drawn into the investigation.

However it soon becomes clear that they are dealing with a calculating serial killer.

In Swedish with English subtitles

 

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Swedish series – ÄNGELBY – out on dvd

angelbyÄNGELBY (TBA) 2015 SWEDEN £23.99
All 12 episodes of the Swedish drama series following a woman as she starts a new life in the city of Ängelby.

After her husband leaves her and she loses her job, Vera Fors moves with her two children to the remote city of Ängelby. On the her journey Vera runs over a teenage boy and flees the crime scene, only for the body to vanish the next day.

But this is only the start of the mystery as Vera soon suspects someone else may have been responsible for the boy’s death. As she meets more of the local residents, Vera begins to realise that there are more mysteries hidden behind the facade of Ängelby.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Mia Skäringer

Andrei Tarkovsky – THE SACRIFICE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

sacrificeTHE SACRIFICE (PG) 1986 SWEDEN TARKOVSKY, ANDREI DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Visionary film unfolds in the hour before a nuclear war. Alexander, his wife Adelaide (, their two children, and various eccentric friends gather around a radio to hear the impending announcement of nuclear war.

Alexander attempts to strike a deal with God and is willing to sacrifice everything, including his six-year-old son in order to avert the war and mankind’s annihilation.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Out on dvd – BECK: THE SERIES – VOLUME 2

beck-2BECK: THE SERIES – VOLUME 2 (EPISODES 31-34)( (15) 2016 SWEDEN £22.99
Second volume which features episodes from the sixth series of the Swedish crime series following Commissioner Martin Beck (Peter Haber) as he investigates a series of murders in the Swedish capital with the help of his partner Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt).

Feature the films from the-
Episode 31: Gunvald,
Episode 32: Steinar,
Episode 33: Vägs ände,
Episode 34: Sista dagen.

BECK: THE SERIES - VOLUME 1 (15) 1997 SWEDEN £22.99BECK: THE SERIES – VOLUME 1 (EPISODES 26-30) (15) 1997 SWEDEN £22.99
Based on the characters of the hugely popular Martin Beck detective series of novels by Swedish husband-and-wife writers Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.

This collection of five feature-length films sees detective Martin Beck investigating the shocking death of a young woman found strangled in a hotel room, a gangster kingpin executed by a sniper in front of his family, a terrorist attack and a suspicious hospital death which sourly turns out to be premeditated murder. It’s an intricate web of characters and lies and the killer is never who you expect it to be. This dvd covers Episodes 26-30
Stars Peter Haber as Beck and Mikael Persbrandt as Larsson,

Features the following episodes –

Episode – 26 – Levande Begravd (Season 4, Episode 2)
Episode – 27 – Rum 302 (Season 5, Episode 1)
Episode – 28 – Familjen (Season 5, Episode 2)
Episode – 29 – Invasionen (Season 5, Episode 3)
Episode – 30 – Sjukhusmorden (Season 5, Episode 4)

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Swedish drama – THE HERE AFTER – out on dvd

The Here AfterTHE HERE AFTER (15) 2015 SWEDEN HORN, MAGNUS VON £19.99
John, recently released from prison for an unknown crime returns to his rural family home where he has trouble assimilating. However new girl Malin is curiosity to draws out the details of the incident that led to Johns imprisonment.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Swedish drama – BLUE EYES – out on dvd

blueeyesBLUE EYES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (15) 2015 SWEDEN £17.99
After the sudden and mysterious disappearance of the chief of staff of the Justice Department, her replacement is faced with sorting through a heap of falsified documents and hidden agendas to find out what happened.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Swedish films – FJÄLLBACKA MURDERS – out on dvd

Fjällbacka MurdersTHE FJÄLLBACKA MURDERS (15) SWEDEN £19.99
Series of crime films set in the Swedish town of Fjällbacka. Features – ‘In the Eye of the Beholder’ (2012), ‘Friends for Life’ (2013), ‘The Queen of Light’ (2013), ‘Sea Gives, Sea Takes’ (2013), ‘The Hidden Child’ (2013) and ‘The Coast Rider’ (2013).

‘In the Eye of the Beholder’ (2012) – The filming of an antiques show at a castle, Anna (Sofia Zouagui) discovers the body of Linda (Emma Swenninger) and gets drawn into the police investigation.

‘Friends for Life’ (2013) – Erica revisits a tragic event from her childhood and uncovers a conspiracy that has remained hidden for years.

‘The Queen of Light’ (2013) – Erica investigates the sudden disappearance of a young woman who was part of the town’s traditional Christmas celebrations.

‘Sea Gives, Sea Takes’ (2013) a brutal murder of the town’s photographer is investigated.

‘The Coast Rider’ (2013) – the discovery of two bodies washed up after a storm forces Erica to cancel her holiday and investigate.

‘The Hidden Child’ (2013), while Erica is dealing with the sudden death of her parents in a tragic accident, a seemingly unrelated murder leads her to uncover some shocking family secrets.
In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Swedish drama – THICKER THAN WATER: SEASON 1 – out on dvd

Thicker-than-WaterTHICKER THAN WATER: SEASON 1 (15) 2014 SWEDEN £17.99
After the dead of the mother a family discover that the terms of her will specify that her three siblings must run the B&B for one year if they are to inherit it. While together, a dark secret is uncovered which leads to a number of unresolved issues in the family’s past coming to light.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Controversial Swedish film – PLAY – issued on dvd in the UK

PLAYPLAY (15) 2011 SWEDEN    ÖSTLUND, RUBEN    £17.99
Three schoolchildren find themselves the victims of a group of young black con artists in this Swedish racial drama from director Ruben Östlund.

After approaching three local boys – two white and one of Asian descent – in a Gothenburg shopping mall, a group of black teenagers accuse one of the boys of owning a stolen mobile phone belonging to one of their brothers, demanding that they accompany them on a short trip so that the brother can resolve the issue. Over the coming hours, as the streetwise black youths play a psychological game, preying on the fears and stereotypes of their victims without ever resorting to direct violence, the reserved, anxious-not-to-offend local kids are led on a march through some of Gothenburg’s more unfamiliar areas.

The film sparked fierce debate in Sweden, was the film about  race or class and also the wider Swedish  narrative of a country divided by “us,” the Swedes and a “them” who are foreigners.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –  http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Telegraph review – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/10174743/Play-review.html

Presseurop review
http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/article/1379721-play-film-upends-racist-cliches

Swedish action thriller starring Mads Mikkelsen – EXIT (15) – out on dvd

ExitEXIT (15) 2006    SWEDEN      LINDMARK,  PETER    £12.99
Swedish action thriller starring Mads Mikkelsen and Alexander Skarsgård. Successful businessman Thomas Skepphult (Mikkelsen) owns an investment company along with his partner William Rahmberg (Börje Ahlstedt). When William is murdered, Thomas is arrested for the crime and soon learns that his family are being held hostage with their captor demanding access to his offshore bank account.

Thomas manages to escape prison and with the help of his cousin Preben Smed (Henrik Noël Olesen) and employee Fabian von Klerking (Skarsgård) he sets out to save his family and his money.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –  http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Latest Nordic Noir title – ARNE DAHL: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (15) – makes it’s UK debut on dvd

Arne DahlARNE DAHL: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (15) 2012    SWEDEN   £33.99
All episodes from the first series of the Swedish crime drama based on the novels by Arne Dahl. In this season, Detective Jenny Hultin (Irene Lindh) and her team known as A-group investigate various cases including the death of a family as a result of a car bomb and an apparent suicide victim discovered during a break-in. The episodes comprise: ‘The Blinded Man: Part 1’, ‘The Blinded Man: Part 2’, ‘Bad Blood: Part 1’, ‘Bad Blood: Part 2’, ‘To the Top of the Mountain: Part 1’, ‘To the Top of the Mountain: Part 2’, ‘Many Waters: Part 1’, ‘Many Waters: Part 2’, ‘Europe Blues: Part 1’ and ‘Europe Blues: Part 2’.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –  http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Swedish coming-of-age film SHE MONKEYS gets UK dvd release.

ImageSHE MONKEYS (12A) 2012 SWEDEN  ASCHAN,  LISA    £15.99
When shy, timid Emma (Mathilda Paradeiser) joins an equestrian gymnastics team, she is taken under the wing of the more experienced, headstrong Cassandra (Linda Molin). The two become friends, and later, as Emma turns out to have a strong talent for the sport, rivals.

As Cassandra struggles to maintain her psychological control of Emma, a power struggle ensues and the stakes get higher and higher.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –  http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

Review – http://www.thefword.org.uk/reviews/2011/10/she_monkeys