Varg Veum – Buried Dogs
Racial tension is running high in Bergen after a young black asylum seeker dies at the hands of the police. Shortly afterwards, a right-wing politician is targeted by a gunman at a public rally, and his wife is fatally wounded. The party is about to hold a leadership election. One of the candidates, Marit Holm, comes to private investigator Varg Veum, insisting she is being stalked. Varg is drawn into a web of conspiracy and betrayal at the heart of the political establishment, in which spin doctors and political players will do anything to achieve their ends.
Alexander Eik is known for the vibrant, warm and funny stories of his previous films. His feature film debut THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE was the first romantic comedy in Norway since the 1950's, and turned out to be a huge box office hit. Eik is educated as a painter, but started making films in 1993. Since then he has worked as a writer, photographer and director. Eik was the chairman of the jury in the TV series Film Star, an acting competition which doubled as casting for his feature COLD FEET (2006). He has directed two of the Varg Veum films: WOMAN IN THE FRIDGE and BURIED DOGS.