Gaup on Home Turf


Norwegian director Nils Gaup’s contemporary thriller, Glass Dolls (Glasdukkene) – the first of three adaptions from Norwegian author Jorun Thørring’s crime novels – will be released in Norway on 4 April by SF Norge, Gaup will start principal photography for his next feature, The Last King (Birbebeinerne).

Of Sámi kin

Himself of Sámi kin, Gaup was on home turf – Tromsø, Norwegian Lapland/Sámi country – when assigning Tromsø’s head of police, Sámi detective Aslak Eira’s (Stig Henrik Hoff), to search for (as it turns out to be) a serial killer in the student environment. Co-starring Lena Kristin Ellingsen, Gars Elevæs og Reidar Sørensen, Glass Dolls was scripted by Stein Leikanger, and produced by Tomas Backström and Petter Borgli for Red Squaire Ventures.

The Last King

In The Last King, set during Norwegian civil war in 1206,  Gaup follows the two men who escaped with the two-year-old prince, Haakon Haakonsson, whom half the kingdom is out to kill, thus changing the history of Norway. Ravn Laneskog’s screenplay will be realised by Norwegian producers Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B Kvae, of Paradox, with Ireland’s Newgrange Pictures and Hungary’s Proton Cinema.

via the NFI

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.