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Varg Veum - Bitre blomster (2007)

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A successful female politician hires private-detective Varg Veum. She wants him to find her disappeared daughter without attracting too much attention. During his investigation Veum becomes... See full summary »

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Thomas Moldestad (screenplay), Gunnar Staalesen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trond Espen Seim ... Varg Veum
Bjørn Floberg Bjørn Floberg ... Hamre
Kathrine Fagerland ... Anna Keilhaug
Endre Hellestveit Endre Hellestveit ... Isachsen
Anders Dale Anders Dale ... Odin Schrøder-Olsen
Øyvind Gran Øyvind Gran ... Trygve Schrøder-Olsen
Per Jansen Per Jansen ... Harald Schrøder-Olsen
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Vibeke Farang
Håvard Bakke Håvard Bakke ... Bård Farang
Nicholas Hope ... Warren Donaldson
Ove Andreassen Ove Andreassen ... Monrad
Belinda Braza Belinda Braza ... Kristin
Glenn Andre Kaada Glenn Andre Kaada ... Kim
Julie Fløysand Julie Fløysand ... Camilla Farang
Tor Andre Rundhaug Tor Andre Rundhaug ... Henrik Farang
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Storyline

A successful female politician hires private-detective Varg Veum. She wants him to find her disappeared daughter without attracting too much attention. During his investigation Veum becomes aware of an international company and its dealings with corruption, black-business, and murder. Written by HardHouseClubber

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Norway | Sweden | Germany

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitter Flowers See more »

Filming Locations:

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

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2.35 : 1
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This was the first film of the «Varg Veum» series See more »

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When Varg Veum is driving on the bridge, he approaches the bridge from an island driving towards the mainland. He should be approaching from the mainland going towards the island. See more »

Connections

Followed by Varg Veum - Begravde hunder (2008) See more »

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OK but not great!
2 January 2019 | by qui_jSee all my reviews

This is a series we are now getting in the US on Mhz. Compared to the more modern Scandi-Noir offerings, this just seems a bit too contrived, and has all the usual focus of Norwegian Eco topics i.e environmental pollution by big companies, selling chemical weapons etc. As is common in many Norwegian films, logic seems to go out the door and story events just occur without explanation, as long as they fit the story to give it a happy ending. The lead character is a very scruffy looking detective who really could do with a good clean up himself. He seems to get into scrapes with the criminals without waiting for back up to help. Not sure if this is part and parcel for the character as I have not read the novels on which the series is based. The series is composed of a number of seemingly independent episodes so will have to review each one as I watch. The first two, Bitter Flowers and Sleeping Beauty are just watchable but have none of the psychological twists associated with the more modern Scanidi-Noir offerings from Sweden and Denmark. The early Norwegian attempts I find are more geared towards being Politically correct and since the dialog via the subtitles conveys this, have to be enjoyed in that context!


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