Wednesday, May 25, 2011

HARDBOILED CORNER: VARG VEUM!

HARDBOILED CORNER: VARG VEUM!

I PICKED THIS NORWEGIAN SERIES UP ON DVD (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES, NATCH) A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO ON A WHIM WHEN LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT . . .

I’VE ONLY JUST FOUND TIME TO WATCH A COUPLE OF EPISODES AND . . . WOW! GREAT MOODY STUFF WITH TERRIFIC NORWEGIAN SCENERY AND A VERY COOL TROND ESPEN SEIM IN THE TITLE ROLE . . .

BASED ON THE CRIME NOVELS OF GUNNAR STAALESEN, THE TALES FEATURE EX-SOCIAL WORKER TURNED PRIVATE DETECTIVE, VARG VEUM, BASED IN BERGEN, ON THE WEST COAST OF NORWAY.  THIS SIX DISK SET, EACH FEATURING A 90 MINUTE MOVIE, IS A MUST FOR EURO-CRIME FANS . . . THESE ARE NOT COZY MYSTERIES.  INSTEAD THEY ARE MUTI-LAYERED, INTELLIGENT, BEAUTIFULLY FILMED TALES WITH HARSH LANGUAGE, NUDITY, SEX, AND SORDID MOTIVES – AS I SAID, NOT TO BE MISSED . . .

1 comment:

Todd Mason said...

Appearing monthly on the MHz WorldView public broadcasting network...KCET has a channel devoted to that network...(you are in LA, no?).