BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
Bitre Blomster

Varg Veum – Bitter Flowers

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Varg Veum -Bitre blomster
Norge/Danmark/ 2007/ 1 t. 36 min.
LANGUAGE:
Norsk
CAST:
Trond Espen Seim, Kathrine Fagerland, Bjørn Floberg, Endre Hellestveit
DIRECTOR:
Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen
WRITER:
Thomas Moldestad
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Gaute Gunnari
PRODUCER:
Jonas Allen, Peter Bose
The first in a series of six films about private investigator Varg Veum

Karsten Aslaksen, chief engineer of a large chemical company, disappears without a trace. His married lover, a successful Christian politician named Vibeke Farang, approaches private investigator Varg Veum to trace him. Discreetly.

Varg finds Karsten dead in a cabin in the woods. The police arrest Vibekes's husband for the murder, but Varg is convinced they have the wrong man. He starts to investigate Aslaksen and the chemical plant where he worked, and uncovers a deadly international conspiracy in which the management will stop at nothing to protect their interests.

Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen

The talented Norwegian director Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen had his first break with the action feature IZZAT in 2005. The same year he co-directed the romantic comedy IMPORT EXPORT. Before moving onto the feature scene Rolfsen made a career as a commercial and music video director. In 2008 Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen directed THE LAST JOINT VENTURE, based on Ingvar Ambjørnsen's cult novel.