Krister Henriksson to star in political thriller CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE

Swedish actor Krister Henriksson [+] will have a role an eight-part Swedish political thriller titled Conspiracy of Silence.

Henriksson is best known for his role as the Swedish detective Wallander in the iconic Nordic Noir series, and in Conspiracy of Silence, he will play transvestite arms dealer Marianne Lindhe, whose shady activities operate out of a dry cleaner.

The series stars Jens Hultén [+] as former arms dealer Robert Kastell who returns to Sweden after having been presumed dead for thirty years. He is now on a journey of revenge – the target being a successful arms trade broker, Anders Speths. Robert is soon discovered by Rolf Höglund, a conspiracy theorist and former journalist. Rolfs tries to persuade Robert to focus on exposing the double standards and illegal deals behind the Swedish arms industry, rather than his personal vendetta. Robert knows that much of what Rolf talks about is true. He was himself a part of this dirty business before he faked his death and fled the country. When Rolf mysteriously disappears, his daughter Åsa gets very worried and filled with guilt. The last thing she said to her father was that he was a crazy conspiracy theorist and an alcoholic. Her husband Mario uses Rolf’s history of addiction to ease her worries. He’s probably only on a binge. He’ll soon turn up again. Meanwhile, Anders Speths – – who is helping his daughter Johanna back after a tough battle with mental illness/OCD – – is offered to negotiate a big weapon deal between the Indonesian state and the Belgian/Swedish weapon manufacturer Sandersvik, run by CEO Maggie van Haal. Sandersvik has been in a negative spiral for years and this new deal may be just what the company needs to break it.

The series will be directed by Charlotte Brändström and the cast includes Josefin Asplund, Simon J. Berger [+]Henrik Mestad [+] (Occupied, Lilyhammer), Cedomir Djordjevic and Halina Reijn.

Conspiracy of Silence will premiere next year across the Nordic region in streaming service Viaplay. No international release has been announced.



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.