New to Netflix 05/01/2016

After a Scandinavian movie to watch? Here are all the new Nordic additions to Netflix over the past week:

Democrats (2014) Documentary

In politically unstable Zimbabwe, a new constitution is being put together by the ruling party of strongman Robert Mugabe and the divided opposition. Various political, local and personal interests are bogging the process down.

Find it on Netflix Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, and Switzerland

Drive (2011) Feature film

A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor – whose husband is in prison and who’s looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team’s main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.

Find it on Netflix Austria & Germany


Blue Eyes (2014) TV Series

“One day, Elin Hammar has an unexpected visitor at the restaurant where she works: Sweden’s Minister of Justice, who wants to give her back her job as his chief of staff at Sweden’s Ministry of Justice, which she left under unfortunate circumstances.

When she accepts, she has no idea that she will shortly be at the centre of a political conspiracy revolving around her predecessor’s mysterious disappearance in a game motivated by greed and lust for power in Blue Eyes, a political thriller currently shooting in Gothenburg for a ten-part drama series by Swedish pubcaster SVT.” – Cineuropa

Find it on Netflix Finland




Nymphomaniac Volume II (2013) Feature film

Joe continues to tell to Seligman the story of her life. Joe lives with Jerôme and their son Marcel and out of the blue, she loses sexual sensation in intercourse. Joe seeks kinky sex, perversions and sadomasochism expecting to retrieve her sex drive. Jerôme leaves home with Marcel and gives his son to a foster house for adoption. Then Joe is sent to therapy by her gynecologist but she does not admit that she is addicted to sex. Meanwhile Seligman tells Joe that he is virgin and helps her to understand her actions. Joe believes that Seligman is her friend, but is he?

Find it on Netflix New Zealand


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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.