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Two Nordic series to compete at the TV festival in Monte Carlo

Two Nordic television series and one documentary have been chosen to compete at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.

The first of the series is the Swedish The Case (Fallet), which will be competing for Best Comedy. The series follows two detectives, the Swedish Sophie Borg and the British Tom Brown, who have to solve a gruesome murder. It is satirical in style, poking fun at the popular Nordic Noir genre. The Case is currently available on Netflix around the world.

The Danish Below the Surface will be competing for Best TV Drama. The series follows a hostage situation in the Copenhagen metro and was created by Kasper Barfoed from an idea by Adam Price and Søren Sveistrup, the two behind Borgen and The Killing respectively.

The Swedish documentary Abuse and the UN will compete for Best Documentary. The documentary is about senior UN official Anders Kompass, who sounded the alarm about sexual abuse by peacekeeping French troops in the Central African Republic, but instead of protecting the victims, the UN directed their attention to Anders Kompass. He was suspended on charges of misconduct and told to resign.

The Monte Carlo TV Festival takes place between the 15th and 19th of June. You can view the festival website here. 

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.