A new Scandinavian World War II film has been announced

A new Scandinavian film called The Spy has been announced.

The Spy will tell the story of Sonja Wigert, the acclaimed Scandinavian actress who turned into a double against during the Second World War. She was a spy for Swedish intelligence after her father was imprisoned by the Germans. As she infiltrated deeper into the German spy network, threats and rumours about her sympathies began to wear on her and she had to make a fateful decision to save her relationship with Hungarian diplomat- boyfriend Andor Gellert.

Scandinavia has a long tradition of World War II dramas, particularly in Norway. The Spy will focus more-so on Sweden during the war, a topic not covered very often due to Sweden’s neutral status.

The cast includes Ingrid Bolsø BerdalRolf Lassgård, Alexander Scheer, Edvin Endre, Gitte Witt Julsrud, Johan Widerberg, Thomas Arnold, Ingrid Vollan and Anders T. Andersen. It was written by Harald Rosenløw Eeg and Jan Trygve Røyneland and financed by the Norwegian Film Institute, NRK, Wallimage, Belgium Fond and Scope Pictures. B-reel co-produced it.

Source: Variety


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.