Watch the first teaser for MURDERS IN THE CONGO

The first teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Norwegian movie Murders in the Congo, which stars Aksel Hennie.

The movie is based on the true story of Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland, who were charged with killing their hired driver in Congo, who they said was killed when they were ambushed by gunmen in the jungle. The two men were placed in a Congolese prison and were on death row. Their convictions were overturned in 2010, but reinstated later that year. In 2014, French was also handed a life sentence for killing Moland, but this was later proven to be suicide. French was released in 2017 and returned to Norway.

Aksel Hennie stars as Joshua French, Tobias Santelmann stars as Tjostolv Moland, and Marius Holst is directing.

The film will be released in Norway in autumn this year – hopefully in time for the Norwegian International Film Festival in August so we can review it for you!

Let us know what you think of the teaser trailer in the comments.

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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.