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Never to be accused of merely reacting to events after they happen, namely the arrival of the heavyweight DTC players muscling in on its territory, Netflix has taken further steps in beefing up its content portfolio in the key Nordic market.

netflix 4 sept 2019Only a day after inking a major content deal for kids’ content with Nickelodeon, the SVOD leader has announced that it will support two films coming out of the Nordics: Red Dot from Sweden, produced by SF Studios and Cadaver from Norway, produced by Motion Blur. Red Dot and Cadaver will premiere exclusively on Netflix. In addition it announced the global acquisition of the Danish feature film Shadows In My Eyes, produced by Miso Film. The film will have a theatrical release in Denmark followed by the Netflix global launch outside of Denmark. SF Studios will distribute the film.

Red Dot is an action thriller set in the mountains in the north of Sweden, and focuses on two characters, David and Nadja, a couple in their late twenties currently struggling with their marriage. When Nadja becomes pregnant they make an attempt to rekindle their relationship by travelling to the magnificent expanses in the north of Sweden for a hiking trip. After a quarrel with two local hunters however, their romantic trip slowly turns into a nightmare.

Cadaver is a horror movie exploring how far people are willing to go to survive. In the starving aftermath of a nuclear disaster, Leonora, Jacob and their daughter Alice are on the edge of survival. One day, the local hotel invites survivors to attend a theatre play, with a meal included, as a charitable effort to help those in need. Attendees are given masks to help separate them from actors, but the play takes an eerie turn when audience members start to disappear. The film is produced by Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud from Motion Blur Films and Jarand Herdal is the writer and director.

Shadows In My Eyes is the story behind a tragedy that hit Denmark on 21 March 1945, the catastrophic bombing of the French school in Copenhagen. The British Royal Air Force's attack on Gestapo's headquarters in the Shell House in Copenhagen had fatal consequences when a bomber accidentally hit the French School. It tells the event as seen through the eyes of the children and nuns of the French School, the young members of the resistance movement trapped in the Shell House and the British pilots. The film is written and directed by the acclaimed director Ole Bornedal and is produced by Jonas Allen and Peter Bose from Miso Film. Shadows In My Eyes is funded by the Danish Film Institute and will have a theatrical release in Denmark before launching on Netflix.

Commenting on the new content portfolio, Lina Brouneus, director of licensing and co-productions Netflix Northern Europe: ”We are very happy to be taking this exciting step in offering our members in the Nordics more local content, as well as bring more great content from the Nordic region to our global members. These three films are all unique in their own way; strong genre films with engaging plotlines that are driven by talented creatives. Together they form a strong package of different genres which will showcase the versatility and high quality of Nordic movies.”