Which film/tv series is the most ‘Nordic Noir’?

Nordic Noir has become incredibly popular in areas outside of Scandinavia. The depressed detectives, wintery setting, and brutal crimes portrayed in a realistic sense have captured the minds of people all over the world. From the Beck to Harry Hole, Lisbeth to Lund, we all have a favourite television series and/or film. But what is the quintessential Nordic Noir series? What best represents all that is what we perceive as the Nordic Noir genre?

For the next issue of Cinema Scandinavia we will be exploring this concept, but need your help. Below is a poll of thirty films and television series, and we’re asking you to select which one you think is all that is Nordic Noir. This could be different to your overall favourite.


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Note: this poll is only looking at Danish, Norwegian and Swedish releases.

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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.

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