Norwegian director Marius Holst announces new film

The Norwegian director Marius Holst has announced he is working on a new World War II feature film.

Titled Betrayed, the film is a dark chapter of Norway’s World War II history. It tells the story of hundreds of Norwegian Jews who were rounded up in the middle of the night on the 26th of November 1942 and were taken to Oslo harbour where they were put o a German cargo ship bound for Auschwitz.

Marius Holst is known for King of Devil’s Island and Mirush.

The Norwegian Film Institute has allocated $1.4 million USD (NOK 12 million) in production funding. It is an NOK 49 million production and will be produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Oslo’s Fantefilm, whose credits include disaster hit The Wave. The screenplay will be written by Harald Rosenløw Eeg, who wrote The King’s Choice and the forthcoming The Quake as well as Holst’s 2006 Mirush and the script will be based on the book, The Ultimate Crime, which is written by Marte Michel.

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.