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Norwegian dystopian thriller movie announced

The Norwegian production company Maipo has announced it is working on a new dystopian thriller titled Fortress.

The film is set in the near future in Norway, a country now secluded from the rest of the world by a wall built by the nationalistic government. Norwegians live in sovereignty, relying only on their homegrown resources and care solely about national affairs. When a malicious epidemic starts spreading in the country, officials embark on a race against time to find who is behind the epidemic and seek help to find a cure from foreign organisations reluctant to provide any support.

The concept is supposed to echo some tendencies happening in the western world today.

John Kåre Raake (The Wave pictured, Ragnarok) and Linn-Jeanethe Kyed (Børning 1+2) are writing the script, and Synnøve Hørsdal is producing alongside Ales Rees.

No release date has been announced for the film.

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.